Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mathilda Twomey sworn in as Justice of Appeal

Mrs Mathilda Twomey took her oaths yesterday at State House before President James Michel and a host of distinguished guests. She becomes the first ever woman appointed as a judicial officer higher than that of a Magistrate.

The Robing Room had reported on the appointment in an earlier article, which you may view here. The Seychelles Nation, the Government daily newspaper also reported on the event.

When interviewed by the SBC television, President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Francis MacGregor stated that Mrs Twomey is a very intelligent person and has a formal education in French law, something that many foreign judges did not have, she is therefore be an excellent addition to the Court of Appeal.

On her part, Mrs Twomey stated that she expects to do her job with professionalism and without fear or favour. 


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