Hon. Justice Professor Oagile Bethuel Key Dingake, Ph.D., was sworn into his new role as Justice of Appeal on the Court of Appeal on Thursday 13 August. 

During the swearing-in ceremony at State House in front of President Danny Faure, the Honourable Justice Professor Oagile Bethuel Key Dingake took two Oaths; The Oath of Allegiance to the Constitution and The Judicial Oath. 

President Faure has appointed Justice Professor Dingake upon recommendations made by the Constitutional Appointments Authority (CAA) pursuant with Article 123 of the Constitution of the Republic of Seychelles.

Justice Dingake has served as a judge for more than a decade. In that time, he has sat on the High Court of Botswana, the Industrial Court of Botswana, the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone, and the Supreme and National Courts of Papua New Guinea.

He has an LLM from the University of London and a PhD from the University of Cape Town, with many of his decisions and judgments cited in the United Nations’ agencies’ teaching materials.

Through his judgments he is known for his respect for the dignity of the litigants, clarity of writing, familiarity of the law from other jurisdictions, concern for the rights of those involved, and intolerance of injustice. 

Attorney General Frank Ally, President Danny Faure, Justice Dingake, President of the Court of Appeal Justice Anthony Fernando, and Chief Justice Mathilda Twomey in attendance for the swearing in ceremony at State House
Justice Fiona Robinson, President Danny Faure, Justice Dingake, and Justice Fernando

Photo credits: State House Seychelles