SEYCHELLES | The new Seychelles Ombudsman

The new Ombudsman of Seychelles, Mr George Emmanuel Robert, was sworn in on Thursday, 16 May 2024, in a ceremony at State House.

Mr Robert has a Bachelor of Business (Business Economics) from the University of New England, Australia (2009), a Bachelor of Laws and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia (2011), and a Master of Public and International Law from the University of Melbourne, Australia (2020).

Mr Robert was admitted to the legal profession as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of Queensland, Australia, on 6 June 2011, where he thereafter worked as a solicitor in a private law firm. In 2012, Mr Robert moved to Seychelles and joined the Chambers of the Attorney General as a State Counsel. Thereafter, Mr Robert was admitted as an Attorney at Law of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Seychelles on 27 June 2014. 

At the end of 2014, Mr Robert moved into private practice and worked as an Attorney-at-Law at the Law Chambers of Francis Changsam in Victoria, Seychelles. In October 2015, Mr Robert left private practice and was appointed a Magistrate of the Magistrates’ Court of Seychelles. In June 2017, Mr. Robert left the Magistrates’ Court to pursue a Master of Public and International Law at the University of Melbourne, which he completed in April 2020.

Before being sworn in as the Ombudsman, Mr Robert was also the Legal Director at the Seychelles Human Rights Commission.

At the swearing-in ceremony at State House on Thursday, 16 May 2024, Mr Robert stated that he was truly honoured and humbled to have been appointed the fifth Ombudsman of Seychelles and is ready to work for the people of Seychelles to bring the office to the level that it was envisaged since its creation in 1993.


Source: The Office of the Ombudsman of Seychelles

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