Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Supreme Court Judgments Online

Judgments of the Supreme Court of Seychelles can now be seen online. This is through the website of the Southern African Legal Information Institute. At the moment, only a selection of judgments are visible online. As of today (09/03/2010), 172 judgments from 2004 to 2010 are available. Click here to access the website's index of Seychelles Supreme Court judgments.

The information is being made public on the initiative of the Supreme Court of Seychelles. It is envisaged that over time, all of the judgments of the Seychelles Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Seychelles and eventually all of the laws of Seychelles will be available online. Co-ordination between the relevant Government bodies will be necessary to ensure that this information can be made available to the public, and in an efficient manner. As, although it is the Judiciary that causes the production of judgments, it is the Department of Legal Affairs that is in charge of preparing and collating the laws of Seychelles, both primary and secondary legislation.

For now, it is a step in the right direction. Having the laws and judgments available online will increase transparency and accountability in the Seychelles Legal System.

The Robing Room is the official blog of the Seychelles Legal Environment Website (sites.google.com/site/theseychelleslegalenvironment), the only website about the Seychelles Legal Environment that is constantly updated.

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