Composition of the IJLS
Section 7 of the Institute for Judicial and Legal Studies Act 2011 established the Board of Judicial and Legal Studies as the governing body of the Institute. The Board of Judicial and Legal Studies has been given wide powers under section 7 and section 8 of the Act.
Chairperson of the Board of Judicial and Legal Studies
Mr Justice Joseph Gérard Angoh, retired SC Judge, Supreme Court of Mauritius is the chairperson of the Board of Judicial and Legal Studies.
The Board of Judicial and Legal Studies
Hon Justice M I Maghooa, Judge, Supreme Court of Mauritius is on the board of the IJLS. Justice M I Maghooa graduated with a law degree at the University of Mauritius and completed his Bar Vocational Course. In 1991, upon achieving the highest marks on the Bar Vocational Examinations, he received the Sir Raymond Hein QC award by the Council of Legal Education. He undertook his pupillage in three different jurisdictions- Mauritius, England & Wales and France. He was subsequently admitted to the Mauritian Bar in October 1992. Honourable Justice Maghooa started his career in 1993 at the Attorney General’s office as State Counsel. Thereafter, he was promoted to Senior State Counsel, Principal State Counsel, Assistant Parliamentary Counsel and Assistant Solicitor-General. In 2012, he became the first one to ever hold the post of Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions. Moreover, during his time as Deputy DPP, he was in charge of the office’s Fraud and Tax Unit. In 2014, he completed his career as a barrister and joined the Bench following his appointment as Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court. During his career as a barrister, Honourable M I Maghooa was a part-time lecturer at the Faculty of Law and Management at the University of Mauritius. He was also actively involved with the COMESA and SADC. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Waqf Commissioners.
Hon Justice K. D. Gunesh-Balaghee, Judge, Supreme Court of Mauritius is on the board of the IJLS.
Hon Justice L. Aujayeb, Judge, Supreme Court of Mauritius is on the board of the IJLS. Mr Luchmyparsad AUJAYEB is presently a Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Mauritius. He was the Deputy Master and Registrar of the Supreme Court from June to August 2021 prior to being appointed Judge. Mr Aujayeb has previously worked as Assistant Solicitor General at the Attorney General’s Office. A former Senior District Magistrate, Mr Aujayeb has in the past worked in the Financial Services sector (1993-1997), as well as for an International Law firm in Singapore. Mr Aujayeb holds an LLB(Hons) degree and is a past Chevening Scholar with an LLM (Master of Laws) in International Business Law from Kings College, London. He was called to the Mauritian Bar in December 1995. Mr Aujayeb is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London. He was Director General of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) from December 2014 to December 2015.
Mr Dheerendra Kumar Dabee, GOSK SC, the Solicitor General is on the board of the IJLS. Mr Dabee, Solicitor-General in the Attorney General’s Office, is a graduate in Law and Political Science from Birmingham University and was called to the bar in UK in 1981 and is from the Middle Temple. He joined the Crown Law office in Mauritius in 1982 and occupied all higher positions in Attorney General’s Office, including those of Parliamentary Counsel and Acting Director of Public Prosecutions until his appointment as Solicitor-General in 1998. He has since long been elevated to the rank of Senior Counsel and was conferred the G.O.S.K. award by the President earlier this year. He is the Chairperson of the Control and Arbitration Committee of the Mauritius Cane Industry Authority and a member of the Arbitral Tribunal of the Commonwealth Secretariat. He is also the legal adviser of a number of statutory bodies and Government enterprises.
Mr Satyajit Boolell, SC, The Director of Public Prosecutions is on the board of the IJLS. Mr Satyajit Boolell was appointed Director of Public Prosecutions for Mauritius in February 2009 after a long career at the Attorney General Office where he had served as Assistant Solicitor General and Parliamentary Counsel respectively. Mr Boolell has represented Government in various negotiations at international level and is a resource person for the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat. He was elected member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Prosecutors in 2011. He was called to the Bar in England and Wales in 1985 and holds a Master's Degree in law from King's College London and a BA (Hons) Economics from the University of Essex. He is presently the President of Lincoln's Inn Alumni Mauritius. Mr Boolell was appointed Senior Counsel in 2010. As Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Boolell heads an office of over 50 law officers responsible for prosecution services in Mauritius. In 2011, following the enactment of the Asset Recovery Act, the Director was vested with the powers of the Enforcement Authority.
Hon Wendy Rangan, Master and Registrar Supreme Court of Mauritius is on the board of the IJLS.
Mr Yatin Varma, President Bar Council is on the board of the IJLS.
- LLB (Hons)-University of Wolverhampton, Bar Vocational Course-University of Cardiff
- Member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
- Member of the Mauritian Bar since 2001
- 2005- 2010: Member of the National Assembly, chairperson of the ICAC Parliamentary Committee and Member of the Public Accounts Committee
- 2010-2013: Attorney General
- Chairperson of the Mauritius Bar Council since January 2021.
Mr Thierry Vincent Koenig, President Law Society is on the board of the IJLS.
Mr Nicholas Boullé, Président de la Chambre des Notaires, is on the board of the IJLS.
Mr Mohamed Iqbal Torabally, is on the board of the IJLS.
Committees (Accreditation and IJLS Venue)
Members of the Accreditation Committee:
• Honourable Mr Justice Iqbal Maghooa – Chairperson of the Accreditation Committee
• Mr Yatin Varma ( President of the Bar Council ) - Accreditation Committee Member
• Mr Thierry Koenig (President of the Law Society) - Accreditation Committee Member
• Mr Nicholas Boullé ( Président de la Chambre des Notaires ) - Accreditation Committee Member
The Committee reports to the Board which has final authority on accreditation matters. Accreditation Committee decisions dated 26 November 2014 are:
• Recommendation made to the IJLS Board for accreditation up to 6 hours for activities
organized by the regulatory bodies for their members.
• Recommendation made to the IJLS Board for awarding double number of hours to
practitioners who conduct the courses.
Officers from the staff of the Judiciary allocated to the Institute of Judicial and Legal Studies (IJLS)
• Mrs Rookminee Devi RAGUDU, Confidential Secretary to the Director of the IJLS
• Miss Genevieve GUITON, Office Management Assistant
Genevieve Guiton has a Diploma in Sales and Marketing, a first class degree in Management and a first class post graduate in Public Administration. She has extensive experience as Sales and Marketing Manager in the textiles industry.
She joined the administrative department of the IJLS in 2012 and was subsequently promoted Senior Administrative officer in 2016.
• Miss Bhavna BURJOO, Management Support Officer
• Ms. Pratima Devi SEECHURN, Office Care Attendant
Officers on Contract (under YEP)
• Ms Anaïs JEAN LOUIS, Intern (under YEP)
Officers Currently Serving the Institute of Judicial and Legal Studies (IJLS) over and above normal duties at the Judiciary
• Mr Krishnadutt PITUMBUR, Assistant Manager, Financial Operations
• Mrs Melany Rachel SEBLIN, Finance Officer/Senior Finance Officer
• Mrs Premila FOWDAR, Human Resource Executive
• Mrs Carolin CHAN TUNG, Procurement and Supply Officer/Senior Procurement and Supply Officer
• Miss Nancy NEONG SAN, Senior Systems Analyst
• Mr Yash Chummun, Computer Support Officer
• Mr Mohammad Hannaas JOHAR/Rajiv BARUTH, Office Auxiliary/Senior Office Auxiliary