In the evening of the 22nd January 2010, SBC TV announced the appointment of Mr Gustave Dodin as a Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Seychelles.
Until this appointment, Mr Dodin was serving as the Ombudsman. He also held the position of Chairman of the Human Rights Commission and was practising as an Attorney-at-Law. In the past, he held the position of Registrar General and was a State Counsel at the Attorney General's Office.
He completed his LLB at Kingston University and has an LLM from the University of Malta in Maritime Law. He also completed the Seychelles Bar Exams.
Mr Dodin's appointment means that out of the 5 Puisne Judges of the Supreme Court, 3 are now Seychellois (although one of the judges is in fact only a naturalised Seychellois). His appointment from Ombudsman to Judge also follows the precedent set by the appointment of Judge Bernadin Renaud in 2004, who was appointed as a Judge after serving as the Ombudsman.
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