THE CONSTITUTIONAL APPOINTMENTS AUTHORITY
Justice of the Court of Appeal and Chairperson of the Child Law Reform Committee Dr. Mathilda Twomey received a Franco-German human rights award on Friday 30 July 2021 in recognition of her work towards the defense of victims of sexual abuse, especially minors.
Mathilda Twomey said she would use the prize and her platform to continue to champion the rights of the most vulnerable persons in society.
Dr. Twomey is the first Seychellois to be awarded with this prize.
The Chief Justice Ronny Govinden addressed attendees of the soft reopening of courts on Monday 15 February 2021, comprised of Justices, Judges, Magistrates, few court staff, and the media in Court Room 1, including all watching live on television and online.
Chief Justice Govinden stressed on the theme chosen for the year,
“Our cry is that peace, which is a concept of societal friendship and harmony and the absence of hostility and violence, can only be founded on justice in its holistic sense as enshrined in our Constitution.”
SeyLII wishes to extend its congratulations to Supreme Court Judge Rony Govinden on his appointment as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court on 9 November 2020. A full statement was issued by the Judiciary and is available on their website at http://www.judiciary.sc/news/judge-ronny-govinden-sworn-in-as-chief-justice/.
The Attorney General's Chambers has begun publishing the Official Government Gazette online at www.gazette.sc.
This is the the official publication of the Government of the Republic of Seychelles. It is an authoritative publication of record and contains official government and commercial notifications that are required by legislation to be published. Seylii welcomes this initiative and will not be publishing numbered Acts, SIs or Bills from 2021 onwards.
The following note provides an update on the work undertaken by the Seychelles Child Law Reform Committee since its establishment in June 2020, and its plans for 2021. This note has been prepared by the Chairperson of the Child Law Reform Committee (CLRC), Justice Dr. Mathilda Twomey, and Alan Wallis, Head of the CLRC Technical Committee, with input from the CLRC Members.
Please take note that the Board of Examiners has taken the decision to postpone the Bar Examination to November 2020. The Bar Examination will therefore not take place from 21 September 2020 – 3 October 2020, as published in the Government Gazette on 20 July 2020 under Notice No.
On 8 April 2020, by Press release, the Public Health Commissioner (Acting under regulation 7, 7C, 8, 9 and 13A of the Public Health (Infectious Disease Regulations, SI 8 of 1960) ordered that:
"[F]or a period of 21 days starting from 12:00pm of 8 April 2020 and up to 12:00 PM of 29 April 2020 subject to the exceptions and restrictions set out hereunder:
1. All persons in Seychelles, except as exempted or specified hereunder, are restricted from outdoor movement;
The Judiciary of Seychelles Report provides an overview of the work of the Courts, highlights and court statistics for the years 2018 and 2019.