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The Public Order Act was enacted in 2013 after some two years during which political leaders as well as the civil society had debated and presented new recommendations which were meant to replace the Public Order Act of 1959. The discussions were chaired by the Electoral Commission which later presented the recommendations as well as a draft of the new law to the executive. However when the new act was first made public, all parties involved in the debates were of the opinion that their recommendations had been overlooked and the Executive through the Office of the Attorney General had drafted what many termed a more ‘draconian law’ which, with the complicity of the National Assembly, was approved and ascended into law by the President.
Many sections of the law were challenged before the Constitutional Court by two opposition political parties, SNP and SUP, as well as the civil society through the Citizens Democracy Watch Seychelles and a private citizen, Viral Dhanjee.
More than a year after it started listening to the case, the Constitutional Court on 07th July delivered its verdict. The POA 2013 had 39 sections. With the judgment of the Constitutional Court, 18 sections have now been struck off as ‘unconstitutional and void’ by the four judges, Acting Chief Justice Durai Karunakaran and judges Bernadin Renaud, Gustave Dodin and Crawford McKee.
Today LSH brings you the sections which the Seychelles National Party (SNP) was petitioning against. SNP was represented by lawyer Antony Derjacques.
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