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NEW EDITION of Finding List for legislation in Seychelles - free on SeyLII

Finding List for Seychelles Legislation as at 10 May 2016 - now available on SeyLII

SeyLII is delighted to announce the publication of a new edition of the Finding List, an essential reference resource that allows everyone in Seychelles (and beyond) to find out exactly which laws are in force and what amendments have been made over time.

The Finding List was originally developed by Professor Tony Angelo and is now in its ninth edition. 

Urgent Fundraising Appeal - Help SeyLII keep the eGrey Book online

An urgent fundraising appeal to the people of Seychelles

Dear All,

SeyLII is a non-profit independent organisation that believes in free and open access to law for all.  Over the past four years, it has been dedicated to collecting and publishing essential information to not just the members of the legal profession, but the members of the public at large. 

Free Access to Law in Africa Awards 2016

The African Legal Information Institute (AfricanLII) and the Southern Africa Legal Information Institute (SAFLII), both close partners of SeyLII, have opened nominations for the 2016 Free Access to Law in Africa (FALA) Awards. The Awards are instituted in recognition of actors whose support for access to law enhance value for legal information, while also expanding the frontiers of free access to legal information in Africa. 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS (CLOSING SOON!): Free Access to Law in Africa Awards 2016

MAKE YOUR NOMINATION FOR THE FALA AWARDS 2016!

****Nominations close 23 September 2016****

The African Legal Information Institute (AfricanLII) and the Southern Africa Legal Information Institute (SAFLII), both close partners of SeyLII, have opened nominations for the 2016 Free Access to Law in Africa (FALA) Awards. The Awards are instituted in recognition of actors whose support for access to law enhance value for legal information, while also expanding the frontiers of free access to legal information in Africa. 

2016 ELECTION PETITIONS - INFORMATION FOR THE PUBLIC

 

This page has been created by SeyLII on behalf of the Judiciary of Seychelles to help members of the public to track the progress of the cases challenging the validity of the recent Presidential Election.

There are two petitions (cases) pending in the Constitutional Court.    Both petitions will be heard together.  The hearings are scheduled to begin at Ile du Port on 15 February 2016.

All of the pleadings (documents filed in Court) will be uploaded to this page, except for affidavits (sworn statements of evidence) and legal authorities.

In addition, for each day that the petitions are called in Court, an independent Special Rapporteur will produce a summary of the proceedings.  You can read all of these summaries below.

All media enquiries should be directed to the Chief Justice’s Chambers: j.barnes@judiciary.gov.sc or 428 5800.


DISCLAIMER: SeyLII is an independent non-governmental association which is not affiliated with any party to these petitions.  Nothing on this page should be taken as an endorsement of any party's position or as an indication of any decision that may be made by the Constitutional Court.


 

DOCUMENTS FILED IN THE ELECTION PETITIONS

 

FIRST PETITION: CP 7/2015 (filed 28 December 2015)

Wavel Ramkalawan v Electoral Commission, James Michel & Attorney General

1. Petition under Article 130 of the Constitution (28 December 2015)

2. Affidavit in support of Petition (28 December 2015)

3. Preliminary Objections by First Respondent [Electoral Commission] (28 January 2016)

4. Defence by Third Respondent [Attorney General] (28 January 2016)

5. Defence by Second Respondent [James Michel] (29 January 2016)

6. Judgment of the Constitutional Court (31 May 2016)

 

SECOND PETITION: CP 1/2016 (filed January 2016)

Wavel Ramkalawan v Electoral Commission, James Michel & Attorney General

1. Petition under Article 51 of the Constitution and section 44 of the Elections Act (5 January 2016)

2. Affidavit in support of Petition (5 January 2016)

3. Defence by First Respondent [Electoral Commission] (28 January 2016)

4. Defence by Third Respondent [Attorney General] (28 January 2016)

5. Defence by Second Respondent [James Michel] (1 February 2016)

6. Matter arising in CP 01/2016: MA 13/2016 Application to remove Attorney-General from Election Petition:

    a. Application by Petitioner to strike out Third Respondent (1 February 2016)

    b. Affidavit in response by First Respondent [Electoral Commission] (5 February 2016)

    c. Affidavit in response by Second Respondent [James Michel] (8 February 2016)

7. Matter arising in CP 01/2016: MA 30/2016 Application for obtaining personal answers from Second Respondent 

    a. Application by Petitioner to obtain personal answers from Second Respondent [James Michel] (12 February 2016)

8. Judgment of the Court (31 May 2016)

 


SUMMARIES OF PROCEEDINGS BY THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR

Day 1 (first appearances): 14 January 2016

Day 2 (case management): 2 February 2016

Day 3 (hearing of pleas in limine litis): 9 February 2016

Day 4 (order on application to strike out third respondent in CP01/2016 and hearing of merits of CP07/2016): 15 February 2016

Day 5 (CP01/2016 hearing of application to strike out certain paragraphs from the petition, and hearing of application to call second respondent on his personal answers): 16 February 2016

Day 6 (rulings in CP01/2016 application to strike out pleadings and MA30/2016 arising in CP01/2016 application to call second respondent on his personal answers): 18 February 2016 

Day 7 (CP01/2016 hearing): 19 February 2016

Day 8 (CP01/2016 hearing): 22 February 2016

Day 9 (CP01/2016 hearing): 23 February 2016

Day 10 (CP01/2016 hearing): 24 February 2016

Day 11 (CP01/2016 hearing): 25 February 2016

Day 12 (CP01/2016 hearing): 26 February 2016

Day 13 (CP01/2016 hearing): 29 February 2016

Day 14 (CP01/2016 hearing): 1 March 2016

Day 15 (CP01/2016 hearing): 2 March 2016

Day 16 (CP01/2016 hearing): 14 March 2016

Day 17 (CP01/2016 hearing): 15 March 2016

Day 18 (CP01/2016 hearing): 16 March 2016

Day 19 (CP01/2016 hearing): 17 March 2016

Day 20 (CP01/2016 hearing): 18 March 2016

Day 21 (CP01/2016 hearing): 21 March 2016

Day 22 (CP01/2016 hearing): 22 March 2016

Day 23 (CP01/2016 hearing): 23 March 2016

Day 24 (CP01/2016 closing submissions): 28 March 2016


An overview of all current election laws in Seychelles is available here.

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