The Rule of Law Expertise Programme
A subsidiary of A4ID
The Rule of Law Expertise Programme (ROLE UK), a subsidiary of A4ID, is a unique collaboration in the UK between the Government, the judiciary and lawyers providing pro bono expertise and international pro bono organisations
What ROLE UK does
The Rule of Law Expertise Programme (ROLE UK) is a unique collaboration in the UK between the Government, the judiciary, lawyers providing pro bono expertise and international pro bono organisations.
Funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), it aims to improve Rule of Law environments in developing countries by matching judicial and legal expertise, both private and public sector, with demand in developing countries to improve the policies, organisations and practices of legal and judicial systems.
To facilitate this operation, ROLE UK involves legal sector experts (judges, solicitors, barristers, legislative draftsmen, magistrates), and Government legal experts. Together, they offer specialist information, advice, mentoring and training to improve the policies, capacity and practices underpinning the rule of law in 28 DFID priority jurisdictions.
Where ROLE UK operates
ROLE UK assists in the following: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
ROLE UK also shares best practice to improve co-ordination of the UK’s international pro bono legal sector, and continuously seeks to innovate and determine which types of technical legal assistance can help improve the Rule of Law.