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Fair Trials has developed online training modules for defence lawyers 22/01/2015 14:29

Fair Trials has developed online training modules for defence lawyers on the EU Directives relating to prodecural rights in criminal proceedings, e.g. Directive 2010/64 on the right to interpretation and translation. Please have a look at the videos at http://www.fairtrials.org/fair-trials-defenders/legal-training/online-training/ and share the information with other judicial stakeholders.

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Conference programme for Opatija 22/01/2015 12:49

The programme for the international conference "Professionalization vs. Deprofessionalization: Building Standards for Legal Translators and Interpreters" in Opatija, Croatia, on 20-21 March 2015, which will be held before the 5th General Assembly of EULITA, as well as information on registration and accommodation is now available under Upcoming events.

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The new Board of FIT Europe 22/01/2015 11:49

The Regional Centre Europe of the International Federation of Translators (FIT) elected a new Board at its 2014 General Meeting on 1 November 2014 in Athens, Greece.

Read the relevant press release for more information on the new Board members and their areas of responsibility:

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UK government in denial about quality report 13/01/2015 09:12

The UK government has refused to accept the main recommendations of the Independent Review of Quality Arrangements under the UK MoJ Language Services Framework Agreement. Read the full press release here.

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Early-bird registration for Opatija conference extended to 20 January 2015 09/12/2014 10:24

The early-bird rate to register for the conference jointly organized by the Association of Court Interpreters and Translators, Croatia, and the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Opatija, Croatia, 20 – 21 March 2015, has been extended to 20 January 2015. The conference is entitled "Professionalization vs Deprofessionalization: Building Standards for Legal Translators and Interpreters”. A registration form can be found under Upcoming events.

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ISO/TC 37/SC 5 adopts EULITA’s proposal for a new work item 02/12/2014 10:14

Work on an ISO standard on “Guidelines for language services in judicial settings” will now begin on the basis of EULITA’s proposal and the comments received in the course of the voting procedure. The project leader, Liese Katschinka, will prepare a working draft (WD) and develop the project together with the nominated experts.

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