JUSTICE FEKNAH

PERSONAL DETAILS___________________________________
NAME: Prithviraj Fekna
D.OF B: 29 November 1964
ADDRESS (Office): Supreme Court, Jules Koenig Street, Port-Louis
PHONE: 2075840
EMAIL: prfekna@mail.gov.mu

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
1.Primary Education
Institution: Riche Mare Government School, Central Flacq. Was awarded a Junior Scholarship under the 11+ system

2. Secondary Education.
Institution: Royal College, Curepipe
(a) 1981 – School Certificate
(b) 1984 – Higher School Certificate (I was a Laureate, Art Side, following which I was awarded the ‘State Scholarship ’ to pursue university studies in the United Kingdom)

3. Tertiary Education
Institution: University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology, United Kingdom.
(a) 1988 – Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hon)

4. Post-Graduate studies
Institution: Council of Legal Education, Mauritius
(a) 1992 – Vocational Certificate for Barristers.

Institution: The University of West Indies
(a) 1996 – Masters in Laws in Legislative Drafting (LLM)

5. Other qualifications
Institution: Centre International de Formation de l’OIT
1997 – Rédaction des rapports sur les droits de l’homme

Institution: Attorney General’s office, Mauritius
1998 – Certificate in Practical Legislative Drafting
Institution: RIPA International
1998 – Certificate in Legislative Drafting.

Institution: SITRAC Ltd
Certificate in Word Processing

WORK EXPERIENCE.
1. Employer: Attorney-General’s Office, Government of Mauritius
Date: 1992 – 1999
Posts held: 1992 – Temporary State Counsel
1993 – Confirmed as State Counsel
1994 – Promoted Senior State Counsel
1997 – Promoted Principal State Counsel

2. Employer: Judicial Department
Date: 1999 up to present day
Posts held: 1999 – Acting Intermediate Court Magistrate
2003 – Confirmed and promoted Vice- President of the Intermediate Court (Criminal Division)
2007 – President of the Fair Rent Tribunal
2008: Promoted as President of the Industrial Court
2009: Promoted as Deputy Master & Registrar, Supreme Court
February 2011: Ag Master & Registrar, Supreme Court
September 2011: Elevated as Puisne Judge, Supreme Court

4. Employer: University of Mauritius
Date: 2000 – 2002
Post held: Part-time Law Lecturer

5. Employer: Council of Legal Education, Mauritius
Date: 2000 up to 2010
Post held: Part-time Law Lecturer

MAJOR WORKS AND RESEARCH
(1)‘The evolution of the rule relating to hearsay’ – A 90 page research paper submitted to the Council of Legal Education in 1989
(2) Legislative Drafting Styles: A Comparative Study – A 160 page thesis submitted to the University of West Indies in 1995