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Improving Business and Human Rights (BHR): Mapping the East African BHR Sector

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The impact of business on human rights is a relatively new area of engagement among the legal community, government, and businesses alike in East Africa, consistent with a global trend. The last decade has seen a growing engagement on this issue in the East Africa region, partly due to the...

Maximising Technical Assistance to Improve the Rule of Law: A Guide

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Legal and judicial experts from the UK and elsewhere can potentially play a very useful role in supporting efforts to strengthen the rule of law and access to justice in developing countries. 

Monitoring and Evaluation Toolbox

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ROLE UK has produced a guide to the planning, delivery and monitoring of legal technical assistance, for use by legal and judicial experts delivering pro bono work in developing countries.

Political Economy Analysis - Guidance for legal technical assistance

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This guidance note is for use by those involved in the design and delivery of pro bono and legal technical assistance projects aimed at advancing the rule of law in developing countries.

Seeking to bring about change in relation to the rule of law requires an understanding of the...

Peer-to-Peer Approaches for Pro Bono Rule of Law Support

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This guidance note focuses on a specific type of approach to pro bono work; adopting ‘peer-to-peer’ approaches to the sharing of knowledge, skills and experience between UK legal and judicial experts and their counterparts in developing countries. Peer-to-peer approaches hold significant...

Peer-to-Peer in Action: A Case Study of SIFoCC

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In 2018, ROLE UK supported a pair of assignments working with the Standing International Forum of Commercial Courts (SIFoCC), facilitating an incoming observation visit from judges from three jurisdictions to the UK, and subsequently their participation at the second SIFoCC conference in New York in September 2018. This activity was the first of its kind for SIFoCC, and represented a significant departure from ROLE UK's usual model of assignment support, which typically involves providing assistance to deploy UK pro bono expertise overseas.

Pro bono and the Sustainable Development Goals: A guide for international law firms working with NGOs

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This report provides guidance for pro bono providers on how to articulate, monitor and report on the ways in which their pro bono support is contributing to international development, with the aim of assisting firms in maximising this contribution. The guidance note is of particular relevance to...

Aligning Pro Bono with the SDGs: Lessons from the Field

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On 22 October 2018, as part of Global Pro Bono Week, ROLE UK, a DFID funded programme of A4ID and Clifford Chance LLP partnered to host an event on "Developing an SDG-centric Pro Bono Programme: Opportunities and Challenges".

Improving the Rule of Law: Mapping the UK Legal Pro Bono Sector

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The international pro bono sector in the UK is complex. It is made up of a diverse set of players with different reasons for doing pro bono, different ways of going about it and different partnerships through which to deliver it. What they all have in common, however, is a desire to improve the...

International pro bono: What do we know about what works?

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This short briefing paper brings together key lessons from the evidence on what works in international development Rule of Law (RoL) interventions, and from the pro bono assignments supported by ROLE UK. Its aim is to support more effective capacity building and technical assistance work in developing countries by UK government and pro bono legal and judicial experts.

 

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