Richard Zajac Sannerholm has experience from rule of law reform in fragile and conflict states, working as a researcher and adviser for international organizations, national agencies and non-governmental organizations. Assignments include research and programming on legal education, public administration reform and administrative justice, legal pluralism and rule of law training. He has published on a wide range of issues, including on UN peace operations and rule of law, legal transplants and legal transformation, criminal justice and administrative justice in crisis settings, and donor engagement in authoritarian countries. He is the head of the Rule of Law Programme at the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA). He joined the FBA in 2009.