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Seychelles: Ban on Plastics Takes Effect

As a solution to a major solid waste management problem, a ban on plastics came into effect on July 1, 2017, in the Republic of Seychelles. (Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade, Notification: Seychelles – Plastic Bags, G/TBT/N/SYC/3 (July 2, 2017), World Trade Organization (WTO) website (click on “English” hyperlink to view text of the […]

Seychelles; World Trade Organization: WTO Membership Accepted

(May 5, 2015) On April 26, 2015, Seychelles was officially accepted as the 161st member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). (WTO Welcomes Seychelles as Its 161st Member, WTO website (Apr. 27, 2015).) The process, which took 20 years, is one of the longest accession procedures in WTO history; the average time for completion of […]

Seychelles: Rome Statute Ratified

(Aug. 16, 2010) On August 10, 2010, Seychelles ratified the 1998 Rome Statute, the treaty that established the International Criminal Court (ICC), bringing the total number of African states that have ratified the treaty to 31. (Seychelles Becomes Latest Country to Join International Criminal Court, UN NEWS CENTRE (Aug. 11, 2010), According to article […]

Seychelles; United Nations: Piracy Prosecution Center to Be Established

(May 7, 2010) With the support of the United Nations, Seychelles will establish a center to prosecute pirates apprehended by the European Union Naval Force Somalia Operation (EU NAVFOR). Located to the south of the Horn of Africa in the Indian Ocean, the island nation has recently been a location for increased piracy. (Seychelles to […]

Seychelles: Constitutional Review and Updating of Laws

(Apr. 9, 2010) On April 1, 2010, the Office of the President of Seychelles made public on its website a review of the country's Constitution, which was prepared by the Seychelles Constitutional Review Committee [CRC]. President James Michel has also invited public comments to be made in writing to Attorney-General Ronny Govinden. (President Asks for […]