The Southern and Eastern African Chief Justices Forum has made a public statement over the plans to remove the Chief Justice of Lesotho from her office. Read the full statement HERE.
JIFA was invited to do a three day training on judgement writing for the Seychelles judiciary in April. Linda Dobbs and Penny Andrews formed the training team which was well received
The JSC will be holding public interviews for various judicial vacancies at the Office of the Chief Justice in Midrand, from the 9th to the 13th of April 2018. These vacancies include position on the Supreme Court of Appeal, Competition Appeal Court, High Court and Electoral Court.
Click here to see the shortlisted candidates …
Click here to read our research report on the candidates.
The undersigned organisations are gravely concerned about recent reports of events affecting the judiciary in the Seychelles. The developments in Seychelles have the potential to affect the actual and perceived independence of the court.
Multiple international guidelines and best practice standards highlight the crucial importance of the independence of the judiciary. The Latimer House Principles recognised that “an independent, impartial, honest and competent judiciary is integral to upholding the rule of law, engendering public confidence and dispensing justice.” This principle is reiterated in section 119 (2) of the Constitution of Seychelles which guarantees the independence of the judiciary and makes it subject only to the Constitution and laws of the country.