Access to Information Act
The Judiciary strives to be in full compliance with the Access to Information Act. Proactive disclosure of information, as required under the Access to Information Act, is available in the Judiciary Annual Reports which are available for download on the Judiciary website.
The Judiciary of the Seychelles subscribes to the notion of open justice, and all judgments and court decisions are open to public inspection (unless restricted where required under law). Additionally important judgments are published online by the Seychelles Legal Information Institute (Seylii). Where a judgment/order/decision is not available online, please contact the Registry at the Supreme Court.
For all access to information requests made in terms of the Access to Information Act (and which do not relate to judgments/decisions/orders of the Judiciary) please contact:
Director of Legal Affairs
Office of the Chief Justice
Supreme Court of Seychelles
The Seychelles Legal Information Institute (SeyLII) offers free and anonymous access to case law, legislation and secondary legal materials from the Seychelles. SeyLII is an independent, self-funded organisation.
SeyLII was established in 2012 under the auspices of the Judiciary of Seychelles and with the support of AfricanLII. It became an independent registered association in 2015. SEYLII is a member of the international Free Access to Law Movement and subscribes to the principles of the Declaration on Free Access to Law.
The vision of SeyLII is to be the primary legal resource institution in Seychelles, providing free, reliable online access to essential Seychelles legal resources. These core resources have not previously been readily or cheaply available to most citizens of Seychelles. They make it easier for practitioners and judges to research the law, to prepare cases for hearing, and to write fairly researched judgments and decisions, and for lawyers and non-lawyers (both local and international) to understand and monitor the changing nature of Seychelles’ legal environment.
In addition to providing a portal for case law and legislation, Seylii aims to increase public awareness of the operations of the domestic courts and the broader legal profession, thereby improving access to the courts and strengthening public confidence in the administration of justice.