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.”
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.