Note: The Seychelles Freedom Party Leadership's Response will be Posted after it has been received by The Chairman of the electoral Commission Mr.Hendrick Gappy on Monday morning!!
Find Below The Sections Of The Seychelles Constitution Which Mr. Gappy Clearly Has A Copy At His Disposal!!
THE REPUBLIC OF SEYCHELLES
Seychelles is a sovereign democratic Republic.
1. The territory of Seychelles shall consist of -
a. the islands of the Seychelles Archipelago, as set out in Part 1 of Schedule 1;
b. the territorial waters and historic waters of Seychelles and the seabed and subsoil under
lying those waters;
c. the airspace above those islands and those waters; and
d. such additional areas as may be declared by law to be part of the territory of
2. Notwithstanding clause (1), a law may proclaim complete or partial jurisdiction of the
Republic over any other area of land, water or airspace.
3. An Act shall declare the limit of the territorial waters and historic waters of Seychelles
and may prescribe the limit of the airspace referred to in clause (1)(c).
There shall be a Public Seal, a National Flag, a National Anthem, a National Emblem and
a National Motto, each of which shall be as prescribed by an Act.
1. The national languages of Seychelles shall be Creole, English and French.
2. Notwithstanding clause (1), a person may use any of the national languages for any
purpose but a law may provide for the use of any one or more of the national languages
for any specific purpose.
This Constitution is the supreme law of Seychelles and any other law found to be
inconsistent with this Constitution is, to the extent of the inconsistency, void.
1. Every person has a right to property and for the purpose of this Article this right
includes the right to acquire, own, peacefully enjoy and dispose of property either
individually or in association with others.
2. The exercise of the right under clause (1) may be subject to such limitations as may be
prescribed by law and necessary in a democratic society -
a. in the public interest;
b. for the enforcement of an order or judgment of a court in civil or criminal proceedings;
c. in satisfaction of any penalty, tax, rate, duty or due;
d. in the case of property reasonably suspected of being acquired by the proceeds of drug
trafficking or serious crime;
e. in respect of animals found trespassing or straying;
f. in consequence of a law with respect to limitation of actions or acquisitive prescription;
g. with respect to property of citizens of a country at war with Seychelles;
h. with regard to the administration of the property of persons adjudged bankrupt or of
persons who have died or of persons under legal incapacity; or
i. for vesting in the Republic of the ownership of underground water or unextracted oil or
minerals of any kind or description.
3. A law shall not provide for the compulsory acquisition or taking of possession of any
property by the State unless -
a. reasonable notice of the intention to compulsorily acquire or take possession of the
property and of the purpose of the intended acquisition or taking of possession are given
to persons having an interest or right over the property;
b. the compulsory acquisition or taking of possession is necessary in the public interest
for the development or utilisation of the property to promote public welfare or benefit or
for public defence, safety, order, morality or health or for town and country planning;
c. there is reasonable justification for causing any hardship that may result to any person
who has an interest in or over the property;
d. the state pays prompt and full compensation for the property;
e. any person who has an interest or right over the property has a right of access to the
Supreme Court whether direct or on appeal from any other authority for the
determination of the interest or right, the legality of the acquisition or taking of
possession of the property, the amount of compensation payable to the person and for the
purpose of obtaining prompt payment of compensation.
4. Where the property acquired by the State under this Article is not used, within a
reasonable time, for the purpose for which it was acquired, the State shall give, to the
person who owned it immediately before the acquisition of the property, an option to buy
5. A law imposing any restriction on the acquisition or disposal of property by a person
who is not a citizen of Seychelles shall not be held to be inconsistent with clause