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Seychelles: Appointment of ad-hoc appellate judges

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 Seychelles Appointment of ad hoc appellate judges
Seychelles: Appointment of ad-hoc appellate judges

1 Following the recommendations of the Court of Appeal for the appointment of three special judges of appeal to hear the case of EEEL against Vijay Construction Pty Ltd, the President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr. Wavel Ramkalawan, received the recommendations of the Appointments Authority Constitutional Courts (CAA) and has accordingly appointed Judge Winston Anderson as chairman of the panel and two other members, Judge Carl Singh and Judge William Young, to hear the case and make a final determination.

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2 Justice Winston Anderson (Chairman of the ad-hoc appellate panel of judges) is a judge of the Caribbean Court of Justice (“CCJ“), which is the highest court on civil, constitutional and criminal appeals for four sovereign states: Barbados, Belize, Dominica and Guiana.

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3 He has been a CCJ Judge for twelve (12) years and is now the third longest serving Judge on the Court.

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4 Justice William Young has served on the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of New Zealand.

5 Sir William is an Honorary Fellow of the Middle Temple and an Honorary Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.

6 He has an honorary doctorate in law from the University of Canterbury.

7 Justice Carl Singh has served in the Supreme Court of Guyana, followed by Chief Justice of Guyana, and later in the Office of the Chancellor and Chief of the Guyana Judiciary.

8 He was also Professor and Head of the Department of Law at the University of Guyana.

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