President Ramkalawan assents to the Probates (Re Sealing) Act, 2022 and Law Commission Act, 2022

02 August 2022 | Legal Affairs

The President of the Republic, Mr. Wavel Ramkalawan has assented to two Acts, which included the Probates (Re Sealing) Act, 2022 and Law Commission Act, 2022 during a ceremony held at State House this morning.

The President first assented to the Probates (Re-sealing) Bill, 2022 which provides for the resealing of probates and letters of administration granted by a court of probate in a country listed in the Bill, in respect of the estate of a deceased person and other matters related to it.

President Ramkalawan then assented to the Law Commission Bill, 2022 that makes provisions for the establishment of the Seychelles Law Commission that will be responsible to revise, review and reform the law of the Seychelles with a view to propose legislative amendments or new legislation to the Government and the National Assembly.

The President assented to the two Acts witnessed by the Attorney General, Mr. Frank Ally, and the Law Revision Commissioner, Judge Ranjan Perera.

During his statement before assenting the two Acts, President Ramkalawan thanked the Attorney General’s office and all the relevant stakeholders who have worked on the two Acts for the National Assembly deliberations. He emphasized that the two new laws further highlights the direction that the Government wishes to take in modernizing the Seychelles legal system.

Also present at State House were the Vice-President, Mr. Ahmed Afif, the Chief Justice, Justice Rony Govinden, the Leader of Government Business in the National Assembly, Hon. Bernard Georges and Member of the Law Revision Advisory Committee, Ms. Shantana Barbe.

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