Starting in 2018, with support from the USAID New Justice Program, ROLC participates in an annual Rule of Law Certification Program—launched by ROLC and Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University—in Ukraine. The certification program allows thirty Ukrainian legal professionals to gain a complex understanding of rule of law and associated issues in Ukraine. After eighty hours of training sessions, participants complete a capstone project that applies conceptual understanding of the rule of law to real justice sector challenges in Ukraine. Upon successful completion of the training and capstone, each participant is awarded a certificate from both Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University and ROLC.
In 2021, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch participated in our certificate ceremony, providing encouraging comments on the program and the importance of supporting the rule of law.
To view the program’s short video on YouTube, click here.
To read more about the New Justice program, read this USAID press release.