The Centre for Translation Studies at the University of Surrey and the AVIDICUS II Project are pleased to announce the following pilot workshop for legal interpreters:
Pilot Workshop: Video-Mediated Interpreting in Criminal Proceedings
Centre for Translation Studies, University of Surrey, Guildford
2 dates available: Friday 9th March 2012 and Friday 23rd March 2012
Increased global migration and a corresponding rise in the number of individuals involved in criminal proceedings in countries other than their own have created problems for criminal justice services in accessing appropriately-qualified legal interpreters in a timely manner. At the same time, the European Commission has begun to put safeguards in place to protect the individual’s right to language assistance in criminal proceedings (e.g. Directive 2010/64/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20th October 2010 on the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings). Criminal justice services are increasingly turning to videoconference communication as a means of reconciling and resolving these problems.
The pilot workshop, run by the AVIDICUS II Project, co-funded by the European Commission’s DG Justice (EU Criminal Justice Programme, Project JUST/2010/JPEN/AG/1558, 2011-2013), will address what these changes mean for legal interpreters. The workshop will:
• Provide an introduction to current and emerging European legislation relating to the use of videoconference links in criminal proceedings;
- Give an insight into how video links are currently being used in police stations and courts;
- Give the participants an opportunity to practise interpreting via video link in role-play simulations of legal proceedings;
- Provide an opportunity for discussing the challenges and benefits of interpreting via a VC link;
- Provide guidelines for interpreting in video links.
Materials and refreshments will be provided.
Attendance at the workshop is free; however, spaces are strictly limited to 20 per workshop. Early registration is therefore highly recommended. If you would like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 24th February, stating whether you wish to attend the workshop on the 9th or the 23rd March. Notification will be sent as soon as possible after 24th February. (Please note that the same workshop is being run on both dates: you need only select the date you prefer).
Principal Investigator, AVIDICUS II Project
Judith L. Taylor,
Research Fellow, AVIDICUS II Project
Centre for Translation Studies,
Library and Learning Centre,
University of Surrey,