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Appointment of Chief Justice, Republic of Seychelles

Location: Seychelles
Closing date: 20 August 2020

A vacancy exists for the post of Chief Justice in the Supreme Court of Seychelles.

The Chief Justice sits full-time as Judge of the Supreme Court (and Constitutional Court) and, as a Judge of the Supreme Court, is also an ex-officio member of the Court of Appeal.

The Chief Justice oversees the administration of the Judiciary, including the Supreme Court, the Magistrates’ Courts and Tribunals. The Chief Justice also drafts rules of court relating to matters of practice and procedure for the said courts and maintains relationships with national and international partners. The Office of the Chief Justice is also responsible for overseeing the enrolment and discipline of legal practitioners.

The role of the Chief Justice requires strong skills in case management and court administration including budgeting and staffing. 

Applications are invited from persons who are suitably qualified in law under Article 126(1) of the Constitution of Seychelles

A person is suitably qualified for appointment as Chief Justice if –

  1. The person has been entitled to practice before a court of unlimited original jurisdiction for not less than seven years; and
     
  2. In the opinion of the Constitutional Appointments Authority, the person has shown outstanding distinction in the practice of law and can effectively, competently and impartially discharge the functions of the office of Judge under the Constitution.

The candidate shall adhere to the provisions of the Constitution and the Judicial Code of Ethics (both documents can be accessed on Seylii).

The attention of applicants is drawn to the Constitutional Appointments Authority Rules on the “Selection and Appointment of Judicial Officers” and the Schedules which can be viewed  on the Authority’s website www.caaseychelles.com.

The salary, pension, gratuity, allowances and benefits attached to the post are set out in Section 9(1) of the Judiciary Act No. 9 of 2008, as amended by Acts 16 of 2009 and 28 of 2013.

Applications including CVs, legal qualifications should reach the office of the Chairman of the Constitutional Appointments Authority on or before: Thursday 20th August 2020

ADDRESS:

1st Floor. La Ciotat Building

P. O. Box 1087.

Mont Fleuri, Mahe, Seychelles

TEL: (+248) 4322504

E:MAIL: [email protected]

Website: www.caaseychelles.com

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