Welcome

Welcome to the website of the Office of the Ombudsman for Seychelles.

The independent, non-adversarial and impartial institution is now synonymous with the citizens’ defender against acts of maladministration by the State. It has become a symbol of fair play and justice in relation to resolving grievances involving the State in a faster and more cost effective manner.

The Office is not subject to any direction or control by any authority in its task of providing an impartial and unbiased form of alternative dispute resolution which is less formal and more flexible and accessible than going through the Courts.

Anyone who feels personally and unjustly treated by an administrative action of a public authority can MAKE A COMPLAINT.

The new Seychelles Ombudsman (GR)

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 George Emmanuel Robert

Seychelles’ Ombudsman

Seal of Office of the Ombudsman for Seychelles

The seal and logo comprises three main elements that depict the work of the Ombudsman.

Vision

A Fair, Accountable, Transparent and Effective Public Service.

Role

The Ombudsman has a central role to play in ensuring that public service decision making processes are applied properly, transparently, equitably and with consistency across all public services.

Objective

Our ultimate objective is to contribute towards the development of a nation-wide public service culture characterised by fairness, dedication, commitment, openness, accountability and the promotion of the right to good public administration.

Services

Services are free and available to anyone who feels unjustly treated by an administrative action of a Public Authority.

Republic of Seychelles

This site is registered on wpml.org as a development site.