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Appointment of New Judges

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Appointment of New Judges

Thu, 12 May 2016

The Office of the President has announced that, following recommendations of the Constitutional Appointments Authority, the President has approved the appointment of two new Judges to the Supreme Court.

The first of these is Mr Melchior Vidot, who is aged 51 years and is a private Attorney and Notary.  He holds a Degree in Law from the University of Buckingham, and was called to the Bar in 1998.

Mr Vidot had previously served as the Master and Registrar of the Supreme Court from 2005 to 2010, and also served as the Registrar of the Court of Appeal from 2006 to 2010.  Earlier he had held positions of State Counsel in the Department of Legal Affairs, as well as that of Attorney in private Chambers.

Mr Vidot will be sworn in as Judge in June 2016.

The second person to be designated as Judge is Mr Seegobin Nunkoo, a Mauritian attorney, who holds a Law Degree from the University of London, and who was called to the Bar in Mauritius in 1995.  In addition to his experience as attorney-at-law, Mr Nunkoo has served 10 years as Commissioner in the Prime Minister's Office inquiring into the assets of convicted drug dealers.

Mr Nunkoo is due to be sworn in as Judge on Friday 13th May.

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