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 judicial experts through direct support to assignments. It also does so by adopting a critical approach to questions of how the relevance, sustainability and impact of international pro bono work can be maximised. We seek to ensure that we are building on - and learning from - existing evidence of what works (and what doesn’t) in rule of law and development programming.
This paper provides evidence-based reflections on the ROLE UK approach and its findings are shaping our ongoing work and feeding into our collaboration with others in the pro bono and rule of law sectors.