In 2014, ROLC began implementing activities as part of the Justice Sector Training, Research, and Coordination (JUSTRAC) program, through a cooperative agreement with the Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). From 2014 to 2019, under the rubric of JUSTRAC, ROLC designed and delivered 19 JUSTRAC training courses and 15 JUSTRAC symposia, all designed to enhance the ability of those engaged in rule of law and justice sector reform assistance to be more effective in their work. ROLC’s training offerings ranged from an introductory curriculum—which introduced participants to foundational concepts in rule of law and justice sector reform—to advanced and specialized courses that delved into such topics as anti-corruption, security sector reform, and the dynamics of major families of legal systems present in countries around the world.
ROLC held nine thematic symposia in Washington, DC, covering such topics as the rights of women in mixed legal systems, rule of law and the environment, and innovation in rule of law programming. ROLC also held six geographically focused symposia in countries abroad, covering Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Through these various symposia, ROLC not only exposed practitioners to diverse views on these topics, but also produced several white papers that present actionable policy recommendations generated through focused working groups comprising leading experts in the field.
Since 2018, ROLC has continued to design and deliver innovative training and learning activities for the interagency rule of law and justice sector reform practitioner community through JUSTRAC’s successor program, JUSTRAC+.