The Slovenian Association of Scientific and Technical Translators (abbreviated DZTPS in Slovenian, www.dztps.si) is pleased to announce that it has established a Section for Court Interpreters. This is in direct response to the TRAFUT workshop, organized in Ljubljana by EULITA in November 2011, and the adoption of Directive 20120/64/EU on the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings.
DZTPS, founded in 1960, is the only professional association in Slovenia whose members are also court interpreters. The new section, abbreviated in Slovenian as SST-DZTPS, was established on 20 December 2011, and adopted all the fundamental documents (Code of Ethics, work program, rules of procedure) on 24 January 2012. The aim of the Section is to unite the court interpreters in Slovenia, to provide a forum for mutual support to its members, and to maintain good cooperation with the Ministry of Justice and with the users of interpreting services. It shall assist its members in their continued professional development, also by cooperating with universities and organizations at both the national and the international level.
Following the annual general assembly of DZTPS in March 2012, the new Section for Court Interpreters intends to apply for EULITA membership.