Justice Consultancy International LLC


Decades of Investigatory and Consulting Experience


Founded by former and current international chief prosecutors with extensive experience in developing, assessing and presenting complex cases who are committed to bringing their unique expertise to bear on issues of concern to public and private clients. Their unique consultancy business model is built around designing teams with specific expertise in the issues presented by the client.


Justice Consultancy International is uniquely placed to provide professional, independent, impartial services to public and private clients. With decades of investigatory and consulting experience, the Principals of Justice Consultancy International are positioned to deliver these 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. With thousands of worldwide contacts, Justice Consultancy international 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. 


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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

Websites: Impunity Watch · I Am Syria                                  



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.


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Zainab Hawa Bangura

Zainab Hawa Bangura, having most recently served as the United Nations Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, has nearly 30 years of policy, diplomatic and practical experience in the field of insurance, governance, conflict resolution; including conflict and post conflict countries around the world.  Prior to serving as the Secretary General’s Special Representative, Ms. Bangura held the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation of Sierra Leone and as the Minister of Health and Sanitation for Sierra Leone.  “Joining David, Brenda and the team of JCI, not only gives me an opportunity to work once more with people I have come to admire and respect because of their continuous and consistent fight for justice around the world, it will also allow me to continue to pursue my passion of being a voice for the most vulnerable victims of injustice around the world," added Bangura.

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Herman von Hebel

Herman von Hebel recently completed his five-year term as Registrar for the International Criminal Court having also served as Registrar for the Special Court for Sierra Leone and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.  Mr. von Hebel participated actively in the elaboration of the ICC Statute and was Chair at the Rome Conference of the working group defining war crimes and was Chair of the Preparatory Committee after Rome defining the Elements of Crimes.  He has extensive managerial, legal, and diplomatic experience. Herman von Hebel has worked, and published, on issues of rule of law, human rights, international humanitarian law, criminal law, and the creation and function of international criminal courts and tribunals.  As stated by von Hebel, “I am delighted to join David, Brenda and Zainab in JCI.  We are all Driven by the same passion for fair and effective justice and for the protection of vulnerable victims of grave crimes wherever they have taken place.”



Sir Desmond de Silva Q.C.

December 13, 1939 - June 2, 2018

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 was 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 was a member of Her Majesty's Privy Council.


Managing Director


James Johnson

Former Chief of Prosecutions of the Special Court Sierra Leone.  As such, he supervised trial and investigative teams, which prosecuted ten accused, including the former President of Liberia, Charles Taylor, for war crimes, crimes against humanity and other serious violations of international law.   From 2012 until 2015, he served as the President and CEO of the Robert H. Jackson Center, an institution dedicated to the legacy of Robert H, Jackson, Associate Supreme Court Justice and Chief U.S. Prosecutor, International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg.   Prior to joining the Special Court for Sierra Leone, he served for 20 years as a Judge Advocate in the United States Army.  He is the Co-Director of the Henry T. King Jr. War Crimes Research Office and Adjunct Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.