APCI (Association of Police and Court Interpreters) has invited EULITA to hold its next General Assembly in London, United Kingdom, on 6 April 2013 (afternoon). It will be preceded by the traditional Information Meeting and a conference on “The Challenges to Professional Translation and Interpreting in the Justice Sector” on 5 April (all day) and 6 April (morning).
EULITA (European Legal Interpreters and Translators Association) and Lessius University College Antwerp have been awarded EU funding for a project (TRAFUT – Training for the Future) which focuses on the specific aspects of the EU Directive on the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings. EC Vice-President V. Reding has expressed her support for the TRAFUT project in a letter of endorsement to the TRAFUT project team.
UK court interpreters move forward to find a solution for interpreting services for the UK justice sector. Please find attached the interpreter bodies’ joint letter to Crispin Blunt, MP Minister for Justice.
This will be the fourth Lucentino International Symposium organized by the Department of Translation and Interpretation at the University of Alicante. Previous conferences were dedicated to topics related to literary translation, specialized translation and new technologies and their application to the translating process. This fourth session is dedicated to interpreting.
The AIIC Legal & Court Interpreting Committee in cooperation with the AIIC Netherlands Region organize a visit to the International Criminal Court and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, followed by the 6th HAGUE LEGAL SYMPOSIUM “International Criminal Law and Its Development in Practice” from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 November 2012. For details see the attached announcement and registration form.
On 20 and 21 September 2012, DGT will organize the second edition of its Translation Studies Days in Brussels, the event where academia, public translation services and the language industry meet to discuss studies covering a wide range of topics regarding translation and multilingualism.
Campaign group Interpreters for Justice asks ‘who foots the bill?’ for 3,833 unfulfilled requests for interpreters which Applied Language Solutions (ALS) failed to supply during the first three months of their contract, which was awarded by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). It also questions why an independent body has not been appointed to review the contractor’s performance.
The Judiciary has begun to speak out against the private contract for court interpreting awarded by the Ministry of Justice to Applied Language Solutions, owned by Capita, which came into operation on 30th January 2012.
A big thank you to our colleagues at APTJI who translated the Reflection Forum report into Spanish in time for the TRAFUT Workshop in Madrid. A few days ago DG SCIC endorsed the document which is now available on the EULITA website, together with the French and German translations produced by EULITA members.