February 4, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo on Friday urged the island nation of Seychelles to establish a National Action Plan to combat human trafficking, and to hasten to pass the draft anti-trafficking bill currently circulating in its ...[read more]
June 12, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On June 12, 2010, Mauritian Prime Minister Necinchandra Ramgoolam announced his intent to try and imprison suspected Somali pirates brought under his country's jurisdiction. One month prior to the announcement, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) had reported that the island of Seychelles ...[read more]
March 7, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
The US government on Tuesday handed over 15 suspected Somali pirates it captured in January to the Republic of Seychelles for prosecution. The suspects are accused of attacking a ship and kidnapping 13 Iranian fisherman, all of whom the US Navy rescued. They will be tried in Seychelles' court ...[read more]
December 5, 2011
by Jennie Ryan
Seychelles President James Michel on Monday asked world leaders to address security problems in Somalia with greater urgency on Monday in order to lower the rate of Somali pirate attacks in the southern Indian Ocean. In letters to a number of leaders, including US President Barack Obama, Michel ...[read more]
July 26, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On July 26, 2010, the Supreme Court of Seychelles convicted 11 Somalis of acts of piracy, sentencing each of them to 10 years in prison. The 11 men had been apprehended in the Indian Ocean following the attempted hijacking of a Seychelles coastguard ship in December 2009. The island nation had ...[read more]
July 26, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
The Supreme Court of Seychelles on Monday convicted a group of Somali pirates, sentencing them to 10 years in prison. The 11 men were apprehended in the Indian Ocean following the attempted hijacking of a Seychelles coastguard ship in December. The trial began in March, after Seychelles amended ...[read more]
June 29, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On June 29, 1976, the Seychelles in Africa gained independence from the United Kingdom. Read the Constitution of the Seychelles... ...[read more]
June 15, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
A spokesperson for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) piracy division announced Tuesday that donors will spend more than USD $9.3 million to fund courts in Kenya and Seychelles that prosecute suspected Somali pirates. The Kenyan government announced in April that it would no longer accept ...[read more]
May 6, 2010
by Jay Carmella
The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) announced on Wednesday that the island nation of Seychelles will create a UN-supported center to prosecute suspected pirates. The center will accept and try pirates captured by the European Union Naval Force Somalia (EU NAVFOR) off the coast of Somalia and ...[read more]
June 29, 2009
by JURIST Staff
On June 29, 1976, the Seychelles in Africa gained independence from the United Kingdom.Read the Constitution of the Seychelles. ... ...[read more]

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