Section 18 of the Bail Act 1999 has created the establishment of a Bail Court which is situated in the District Court of Port-Louis. It is under the responsibility of one or more Magistrates appointed by the Chief justice.


The Bail Court is fitted with computers and allows Video link with the prisons where the accused person is remanded pending the decision of the Director of Public Prosecution.

The Bail Court is further linked with the Court of Rodrigues and facilities are provided to receive evidence of witnesses through video link. Similarly, facilities are available to receive evidence of sensitive witnesses especially in sexual offences through video link without the witness being in the physical presence of the accused.

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