Judge Mathilda Twomey of Seychelles to step down as Chief Justice
Unlike many presidents who seek extensions of a constitutionally-mandated limited term of office, the chief justice of Seychelles, Mathilda Twomey, has honoured her commitment to just one five-year term and will step down later this year. Speaking at the opening of the supreme court’s 2020 legal year, the chief justice spoke passionately about judicial independence and the courage required to exercise true independence.
The five-year term of Chief Justice Mathilda Twomey has been tumultuous. As well as the many changes she was determined to make in the way the justice system operated in Seychelles, she had extremely difficult personal challenges to overcome on the Bench.