We work to strengthen the rule of law in developing countries through supporting the provision of pro bono legal and judicial expertise.


rule of lawROLE UK supports assignments that address rule of law and poverty reduction goals

We receive applications for technical legal assistance from governments, professional bodies and civil society organisations. We source, fund and mobilise this expertise to help improve the rule of law across 27 developing countries

How we do it


Knowledge GenerationROLE UK shares knowledge and lessons learned 

We publish evidence and learnings from our own assignments and external sources to strengthen rule of law technical assistance. 

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ROLE UK supports the UK's contribution to the rule of lawEvents

We link rule of law practitioners, organise trainings and roundtables, and publicise relevant external events.

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