Justice Renaud is one of the longest serving public officers. He joined the civil service in 1965 and later served as Labour Commissioner from 1979 to 1985.  

He was admitted as a Barrister and Attorney-at-Law and licensed as a Notary Public in 1989.  He played a key role in the transition of Seychelles from a One Party State to a pluralistic system when he chaired the meetings of Constitutional Commission that laid out the foundations for the Constitution of the Third Republic.

He was the Director of Elections for the Referendum that approved the Constitution, as well as for the first Presidential and National Assembly elections in 1993.

Justice Renaud was Involved in civil society leadership and management, serving as Chairman of LUNGOS for ten years; Chairman of the National Council for the Elderly for over ten years and as Member of the National Council for Children for three years. 

He was also sworn in as the first Ombudsman of the Republic of Seychelles in November 1993.  He was the first Seychellois to be appointed Judge in the Supreme Court in January 2004; whilst on the Supreme Court, he also served on the Constitutional Court.

Justice Renaud was a Member of the SADC Election Advisory Council since 2011 to date observing elections in many countries as an International Observer with Commonwealth, French Parliamentarians and SADC.  He also undertook a special election mission to Liberia on behalf of the United Nations. 

For over six years he was an Examiner of the Bar Examination for prospective lawyers for admission as Attorney-at-Law and was exposed to Humanitarian Law, Human Rights Law and Law of the Sea at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. 

He also trained as a Mediator with the National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada, USA; and was appointed by the President as sole Commissioner to undertake various special enquiries.

In May, 2017 he was elevated to Justice of the Seychelles Court of Appeal until his retirement in June 2019, when he was appointed to serve as Chairman of the Seychelles Human Rights Commission.


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