The Seychellois penal system is based on English common
and Napoleonic civil law. The judiciary system includes
Supreme Court and an Appeals Court. The president also
quasi-judicial powers, especially in national security
Seychellois law requires that military personnel be tried
court martial unless the president decrees otherwise.
The courts often sentence criminals to the Grand Police
a high security prison run by the army on Mahé Island.
International reports that prison authorities often
prisoners to perform excessively strenuous labor.
Data as of August 1994