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JCI is pleased to announce the addition of Zainab Hawa Bangura and Herman von Hebel to our team

Justice Consultancy International, the “Gold Standard” in consulting services, is pleased to announce the addition of Zainab Hawa Bangura and Herman von Hebel to our team. Joining International Chief Prosecutors David M. Crane and Brenda J. Hollis as Principals of JCI, “Mrs. Bangura and Mr. von Hebel will greatly enhance the already wide range of consultancy services available to our clients,” according to David Crane. JCI provides professional, independent, impartial and discreet services to both public and private clients. Former Chief Prosecutor Hassan Jallow is on leave from JCI while he serves as Chief Justice for The Gambia.

Zainab Hawa Bangura

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 Cooperation 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.

Herman Von Hebel

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 diplo- matic experience. Herman von Hebel has worked, and published, on is- sues of rule of law, human rights, international humanitarian law, criminal law, and the creation and function of international criminal courts and tri- bunals. 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.”

All former United Nations Secretary General Appointees, and with decades of international, pros- ecutorial, investigatory, administrative and consulting experience, the Principals of JCI are uniquely positioned to deliver 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.

As stated by Brenda Hollis: “We bring a unique perspective to the idea of consulting because of the abilities that we had to exhibit as Chief Prosecutors, Registrar and UN Special Representative. Foremost among those I think is leadership and the ability to work within a team. We also bring the idea of independence and impartiality. Our mandates included that we act 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 effi- ciency on the issues they wish to have investigated, audited, or simply wish to better understand. JCI fills 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.

JCI also provides 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.

The Principals of JCI are world renowned counsel with sterling reputations who enjoy the confi- dence of governments and leaders internationally. As noted by founding JCI Principal, The Rt. Hon. Sir Desmond de Silva QC (1941 – 2018): “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.”

For more information and client service please contact JCI Managing Director James C. Johnson at: +1.716.640.0261 or jamesjohnson@jci.net.