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International Chief Prosecutors Launch Washington Consulting Firm - Justice Consultancy International LLC (JCI)

Brenda J. Hollis and David M. Crane.  Sir Desmond de Silva Q.C. spoke by audio connection while on assignment in Sri Lanka

Brenda J. Hollis and David M. Crane.  Sir Desmond de Silva Q.C. spoke by audio connection while on assignment in Sri Lanka

 (Washington, DC) Speaking from the National Press Club, Chief Prosecutors David M. Crane, Sir Desmond de Silva Q.C. and Brenda J. Hollis formally launched Justice Consultancy International, the “Gold Standard” in consulting services. JCI will provide professional, independent, impartial services to public and private clients. 

According to de Silva: “We will tackle everything differently, efficiently, and well.  The difficult matters we can deal with at once; the impossible might take a little bit longer.”

 With decades of prosecutorial, investigatory and consulting experience, Crane, de Silva and Hollis are uniquely positioned to deliver discreet, gold standard services to governments, law firms, corporations, nongovernmental organizations and others — from investigations, inquiries, studies, fact finding missions, factual and legal analysis, audits, with corresponding conclusions, recommendations and advice. A fourth Chief Prosecutor, Hassan Jallow, is on leave from the firm as he recently assumed duties as Chief Justice for The Gambia.  

 As Hollis said during the launch: “We bring a unique perspective to the idea of consulting because of the unique abilities that we had to exhibit as Chief Prosecutors.  Foremost among those I think is leadership and the ability to work within a team. . . We also bring the idea of independence and impartiality.  Part of our mandate as a Chief Prosecutor, was that we acted independently.” 

With thousands of worldwide contacts, JCI will bring to the table the best and brightest experts in any particular field. Using state of the art technology clients can expect precise and focused efficiency on the issues they wish to have investigated, audited, or simply wish to better understand. “We will fill 

a gap in the market that desperately needs to be filled by experts with a great understanding of the nuances and spirit of problems of a national, international, political and legal character,” said de Silva.

JCI will also provide educative services in numerous areas ranging from international criminal law, corporate ethics and responsibility, law of war training, domestic prosecutions of international crimes, gender based issues including sexual harassment, codes of conduct, statute/legislative drafting, to name just a few.

Crane noted: “Why JCI? There’s a gap for organizations, companies, private individuals who need to turn to a group of individuals who collectively have 35, 40, 50 years’ worth of experience.  Not just at the international level, but also just at the inquiry, audit and review level, so that an organization can receive some of the ground truths on the issues in which they need assistance.” 

In concluding the launch, Managing Director James C. Johnson noted that: “if you want a firm that can get the job done and bring closure to your question, this is the firm.”

The current and former Chief Prosecutors of JCI are world renowned counsel with sterling reputations who enjoy the confidence of governments and leaders internationally:

 David M. Crane: Founding Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Leading international figure in building a trial package against President Assad and his henchmen. Founder of Impunity Watch, the Syrian Accountability Project, the IamSyria Campaign. A retired member of the Senior Executive Service of the United States with experience as a senior inspector general in the Department of Defense and the US intelligence community. Co-author of the Caesar Report.

 Sir Desmond de Silva Q.C.: One of the highest profile Queen's Counsel from Britain with vast experience of legal practice in the UK and Commonwealth jurisdictions. A former Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone he has been used by the UN to investigate and report on allegations of war crimes by state forces and by the British government to head an official Review into the conduct of the UK security services. He chaired the inquiry that led to the Caesar Report. He is a member of Her Majesty's Privy Council.

 Brenda J. Hollis: Chief Prosecutor of the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone and Reserve International Co-Prosecutor of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. She also serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the International Nuremberg Principles Academy. As Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, she was responsible for the prosecution of the former President of Liberia, Charles Taylor; the first successful prosecution of a head of state since Nuremberg. She served in multiple capacities in the Office of the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, participating in multiple historic and precedent setting cases. She has extensive experience in investigative field missions as well as consulting experience at the international level.

For more information and client service please contact James C. Johnson at: (716) 640-0261 or jamesjohnson@jusconint.com.

 

 

Jennifer Champ