Criminal Law and Policy Center

GHNI’s Criminal Law & Policy Center (CLPC) brings help and hope to the hidden and hurting through reformation and reinforcement of underdeveloped public justice systems. 

This problem-solving center is dedicated to serving the needs of governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society groups and the private business sector. Participating policy makers are committed to the elimination of crimes against humanity, centering on organized crime, human trafficking, human rights violations, and national security issues. Working together, we disrupt, dismantle, and eliminate the onslaught of sophisticated criminal perpetrators of our day by providing cutting-edge solutions and training based on model legislation and international best practices, including our community-based law enforcement model. 


The Center’s main objectives:

  • Identify and eliminate gaps and contradictions found within national, regional, and international legislation that weaken the public justice system, both substantive and procedural laws, including (public laws) criminal laws, (private laws) civil laws, administrative laws, and municipal laws that negatively affect the prevention, investigation, prosecution and punishment of complex criminal matters;
  • Provide sustainable solutions through drafting, modification, and unification of legislation and policies that reinforce the public justice system, conceptualized and designed on the basis of comparative legal traditions, national authority and international standards, by advancing legislation, policies and sanctions that reinforce the prevention, investigation, prosecution and punishment of complex criminal matters, including community based counter-intelligence initiatives that promote multi-disciplinary responses among the public and public sectors, i.e. a community based law enforcement model;
  • Provide technical support and training designed to enhance technical expertise and skills of persons and organizations involved in crime prevention, including law makers, law enforcement, prosecution services and judiciary personal;
  • Provide consultation and training to NGOs, civil society groups, and private business sector how to effectively advance private initiatives, government legislation, policies, and best practices that will reinforce the public justice system;
  • Create an effective coalition of experts from many disciplines and professions who are committed to sharing their knowledge and resources with those involved in the areas of crime prevention, investigation, prosecution, and punishment. Including experts and academics experienced in the Common, Civil, and Islamic law legal traditions, criminal law and procedure, immigration law, constitutional law, administrative law, municipal law, law enforcement procedure, prosecution services, judicial procedure, commercial transportation sector, building and housing code sectors, fire and health code sectors, immigration and customs sectors, labor sector, health care and education sectors, and travel (tourism) sector.

For more information contact Charlie Lamento.

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