Corruption is a pervasive issue that distorts the rule of law, hinders economic development, and fuels organized crime. Because corruption occurs in numerous ways—including bribery, breach of duty, embezzlement, and conflict of interest—it is imperative that researchers and policymakers tackle corruption from various directions. ICCLR adopts this strategy by analyzing and instructing against different forms of municipal, federal, and international corruption.
ICCLR recommends a “systems approach” to criminal law reform, based on a system-wide, strategic, integrated and sustained attempt to enhance the criminal justice process as a whole. The Centre argues that successful systems must adopt empirical foundations that also include key stakeholders and the general population.
ICCLR seeks to understand the needs of victims of violence and to reduce the frequency and impact of victimization. The Centre advances this goal by studying potential forms of violent crime, such as terrorism, forced marriages, and human trafficking. In all of its work, ICCLR aims to strengthen the rights of the victim.