Ljubljana Workshop

TRAFUT – Training for the Future
Workshop Programme

DIRECTIVE 2010/64/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

of 20 October 2010 on the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings

Venue: Ljubljana, Slovenia, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Law (Pravna fakulteta),
Poljanski nasip, 2, 1000 Ljubljana, phone: + 386 1 42 03 100, + 386 1 42 03 115

Date: 24 to 26 November 2011

Workshop language: English

 

Thursday, 24 November 2011

13.00 - 14.00 : Registration

14.00 - 15.00 : Opening plenary - Welcome and introduction

  • Liese Katschinka, President of EULITA
  • Prof. Dr. Andrej Černe, Dean of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana,
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Grilc, Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana
  • Viviane. Reding, Vice-President, EU Commission (Video message)
  • Michał Hara, Chief Expert, Department of International Cooperation and European Law, Ministry of Justice, Poland

15.00 - 17.30 : Background of the Directive

Moderator: Yolanda Vanden Bosch, Lessius Antwerpen / University of Leuven, Belgium

Friday, 25 November 2011

9.00 - 9.30 : Transposing the EU Directive into national law

Moderator: Liese Katschinka, EULITA

  • Mauro Miranda, EU Commission, DG Justice

9.45 - 11.00 : Quality in Interpreting and Translation (EU Directive on the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings – Articles 2, 3 and 5)

Moderator: Katalin Balogh, Lessius Antwerpen / University of Leuven, Belgium

11.00 - 11.30 : Coffee/Tea break

11.30 - 13.00 : Registers of legal interpreters and translators (EU Directive on the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings – Article 5)

Moderator: Juan Miguel Ortaga Herráez, APTIJ, Spain

  • The Situation in Europe – An Overview
    Philippe Vlérick, European Commission, DG Justice
  • Case Study – The Norwegian National Register of Interpreters
    Leonardo Doria de Souza, Adviser, Strategy office / Section for Interpreting Services, Norwegian Directorate of Integration and Diversity, Norway
  • History and status of the Dutch Register of Sworn/Legal Translators and Interpreters
    Han von den Hoff, Manager, Bureau Sworn Translators and Interpreters, Legal Aid Board, Netherlands
  • Case study – Register of Sworn Translators in Poland
    Bolesław Cieślik, Sworn Translators Division, Ministry of Justice, Poland

13.00 - 14.15 : Lunch break

14.15 - 15.45 : Mechanisms to determine quality in interpreting and translation (EU Directive on the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings – Article 5)

Moderator: Isabelle Perez, Heriot Watt University, Scotland

15.45 - 16.15 : Coffee/Tea break

16.15 - 17.45 : Best practices for effective communication (EU Directive on the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings – Article 6)

Moderator: Erik Hertog, Lessius Antwerpen / University of Leuven, Belgium

  • The international perspective on legal interpreting and translation
     Daniela Amodeo, European Court of Justice, Luxembourg
  • Enhanced communication via an interpreter, Cambridgeshire Constabulary awareness film
    Katrina Mayfield, Interpreting and Translation Services, Manager for Cambridgeshire Constabulary, United Kingdom
  • ‘Vademecum’ for lawyers
    Roland Kier, Austria, European Criminal Bar Association
  • The Scottish example
    Isabelle Perez and Christine Wilson, Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, and Ian McKim, retired Scottish Police Inspector, United Kingdom
  • Use of Interpreters from a Defence Agent’s View
    Gerard Brown, United Kingdom, Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe

Saturday, 26 November 2011

9.30 - 11.00 : Various aspects of legal interpreting and translation (EU Directive on the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings – Articles 2 and 3)

Moderator: Christine Wilson, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland

11.00 - 11.30 : Coffee/Tea break

11.30 - 12.00 : Closing Session

  • Suggestions, evaluations, comments by participants
  • Summary of workshop results from the EU’s perspective
    Mauro Miranda, EU Commission, DG Justice
  • Summary of workshop discussions and conclusions
    Liese Katschinka