President of the Seychelles Appoints Mathilda Twomey as the First Female Judge


Mrs. Mathilda Twomey was appointed as a Justice of the Court of Appeal, following the recommendation of the Constitutional Appointments Authority.  She will become the first female Judge in the History of Seychelles.

Mrs Twomey is currently a student on the LL.M in Public Law at NUI Galway. She practiced law in Seychelles between 1987 and 1995 as a Senior State Counsel and Official Notary, as well as a Barrister/Attorney undertaking Criminal and Civil Litigation in courts and tribunals.

From 1992-93, Mathilda was a member of the Seychelles Constitutional Commission that drafted the Constitution of the Third Republic. Since 1995, Mrs. Twomey has been living and working in Ireland, working as a regional coordinator for Multiple Sclerosis Ireland, a non-governmental organisation working in advocacy, policy development and legal advice for people with disabilities. Mrs. Twomey has a Degree in French Law from the University of Paris Sud, France, as well a Bachelor’s Degree in English and French Law from the University of Kent.