While the constitution of the Seychelles guarantees the freedom of expression, it also contains a high number of exceptions. Read more

Peaceful Assembly

The Public Order Act of 2013 replaced the colonial era 1959 Public Order Act, but 18 sections or sub-sections were found unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court in July 2015. Read more


Registration is required for non-governmental organisations (NGOs), which is normally routine and quick, and NGOs are required to submit audited accounts. Read more

Seychelles - Overview

Current civic space concerns in the Seychelles include the dominance of government voices in the media, the occasional use by security forces of excessive force, along with associated abuses that can include torture, arbitrary detention and long periods of detention, and reported judicial corruption and a lack of judicial independence. Read more