Blog: Legal

The Rule of Law in Health Crises: Protecting Individual Freedom during the COVID-19 Pandemic

30 September 2020

On 17 September, Advocates for International Development (A4ID), the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, and the University of Edinburgh Global Health Academy jointly delivered a high-level virtual event to highlight the close links between authorities’ responses to health crises and the rule of law.

Based on the findings of the recent paper, The...

Empower, Engage, Sustain: Building New Partnerships in Asia

1 October 2019

In September 2019, A4ID’s ROLE UK Programme took part in the eighth annual Asia Pro Bono Conference held over three days in Kathmandu, Nepal. This year’s theme, ‘Justice for All: Empower – Engage – Sustain’, perfectly embodies A4ID’s and the ROLE UK Programme’s work to mobilise legal pro bono expertise and harness the law to ensure no one is left behind on the path to achieve the global agenda for sustainable development.

The conference hosted around 650 participants from...

Rule of Law: The Great Enabler

24 July 2019
On 3 July, ROLE UK officially launched the programme’s new phase, which will run from April 2019 to March 2022, managed by Advocates for International Development (A4ID) and funded by the Department for International Development (DFID). Moderated by Yasmin Batliwala, A4ID CEO, speakers included Charlotte Hull, Head of the Governance, Open Societies and Anti-Corruption (GOSAC) unit at DFID; Mr Justice Robin Knowles CBE, High Court Judge and Chairman of the International Committee of the Judicial...

Pro bono reflections: When are pro bono services vital to the impact of a programme?

9 November 2016

A4ID reflect on a recent assignment in Kenya and discuss the value of pro bono partnerships and tailored trainings.

Pro bono reflections: Working with the African Prison's Project - The value of being on the ground

3 September 2016

Redemption. Dignity. Rule of law. Lucy Stoy discusses how these words have taken on greater meaning following her work with the African Prisons Project in Nairobi.