Appointment of Judges of the Supreme Court

State House

Appointment of Judges of the Supreme Court

Wed, 29 March 2017

President Danny Faure, following recommendations of the Constitutional Appointments Authority and in consultation with the Leader of the Oppositions Hon. Wavel Ramkalawan  has appointed two new Judges of the Supreme Court, Mr Rony Govinden and Ms Laura Pillay.

Mr Govinden is currently serving his second term as the Attorney General, having first been appointed to the post in January 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Law with Honours from the University of Mauritius. Mr Govinden has over 18 years of extensive litigation experience serving as State Counsel, Principal State Counsel, Deputy Attorney General, and Attorney General in criminal, constitutional, administrative, and civil law cases before the Seychelles Supreme Court, the Constitutional Court of Seychelles, and the Seychelles Court of Appeal.

Ms Pillay has been a Senior Magistrate since July 2005. She holds a Degree in Law from the University of East Anglia, UK, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the School of Law, Guilford, UK. She has also been serving as the Chairperson of the Family Tribunal since February 2016.

Mr Govinden and Ms Pillay will be sworn in at State House on Friday 31st March 2017.

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