Justice Renate Winter began her judicial career in 1981 in Vienna as judge of the Viennese Youth Court.
She was an international judge, vice president and president of the Special Court of Sierra Leone, and international judge at the Supreme Court in Kosovo.
She was president of the International Association of Youth and Family Court Judges and Magistrates.
She is working with international organisations, the Council of Europe, UN- bodies and the EU and provides advice to Governments, in particular concerning juvenile justice and child protection, women’s issues, child soldiers , organized crime and integration of asylum seekers and refugees. She assists them with drafting laws, monitoring and evaluating their justice system.
She has longstanding experience with EU projects on judicial reform and justice institutions in numerous countries. 2013 she became a member of the UN Child’s Rights Committee, and was vice-president and president of the Committee.
She continues to advise governments as well as IGO’s and NGO’s.