The local media announced last Thursday evening that the President has appointed Ms Dora Zatte as the new Ombudsman, effective as of the 15th February. Ms Zatte will replace the outgoing Mr Gustave Dodin, who has been appointed to the Supreme Court bench.
Ms Zatte had been serving as the Seychelles People's Defence Forces (SPDF) legal counsel. She is also an Attorney-at-Law and Notary. Ms Zatte had also served as a State Counsel.
Ms Zatte obtained her LLB from the University of East Anglia and is a Barrister of the Honourable Society of Middle Temple.
The Ombudsman is in charge of investigating maladministration within the Government and has powers to initiate legal proceedings before the courts where individuals' fundamental rights and freedoms are not being respected by the Government.
For a more information on the role of the Ombudsman, see the entries from the Seychelles Legal Environment and from the Bar Association of Seychelles' website.
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