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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".

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...

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...

ROLE UK: Value for Money

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This paper outlines the methods that ROLE UK uses for testing the extent to which it represents ‘value for money’.

It proposes new measures that ROLE could consider introducing to strengthen its evidence base.

It also provides an analysis of ROLE UK’s value for money to date. 

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.

 

Reflections on ROLE UK's approach: Learning from reviews of justice and security programming

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The skills, expertise and resources within the UK legal and judicial sector represent an important opportunity for supporting effective and accountable rule of law policies and practices in developing countries.

ROLE UK strengthens the contribution of UK government and pro bono legal and...

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...

Engaging Legal Academics in Law and Development Programming

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A ROLE UK paper by Lawrence McNamara, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law September 2015  

Legal academics are among those who might make very valuable contributions to ROLE UK programming. 

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