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 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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We support strategic and sustainable partnerships between the UK legal sector and developing country counterparts Events

These can include placement of long-term advisers; regular visits of short-term advisers; remote support; twinning of institutions and individuals; joint working on shared resources; exchanges and study tours.

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