President receives longest serving public servant Justice Bernadin Renaud

12 July 2019 | Public Administration

President Danny Faure had the honour of welcoming the longest serving Seychellois public servant, Justice Bernadin Renaud, at State House this morning. Justice Renaud has been in the public service for over 54 years.

The President, on behalf of government and the people of Seychelles, congratulated and expressed his sincere appreciation to Justice Renaud for having devoted 54 years of his life to the public service of Seychelles.

“You have served Seychelles exceptionally, in a way that will undoubtedly inspire others. And despite your retirement, you will continue serving the country in your new capacity as Chairman of the Seychelles Human Rights Commission. For all your years of hard work and dedication, I express my heartfelt thanks and gratitude, and wish you a very enjoyable retirement,” said President Faure.

Justice Renaud joined the civil service in 1965. He served as Labour Commissioner from 1979 to 1985. He became the first Ombudsman of the Republic in November 1993.

Between 1992 and 1993, he served as the Chairman of the Constitutional Commission that drafted the Constitution of the Third Republic, which remains the country's Supreme Law to date. He served as Electoral Commissioner for the Referendum that endorsed that Constitution, as well as for the first Presidential and National Assembly elections under that Constitution in 1993.

He was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court on 1 January 2004 and later as Justice of Appeal in April 2017.

Although a retired Judge, Justice Renaud is now serving as the Chairperson of the Seychelles Human Rights Commission, a duty he says he intends to discharge to the best of his ability with the help of his experience and knowledge.

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