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Do you know of any papers about your rights as a citizen to defend your interests in your language and your right to assistance by an interpreter?

asked 16 Nov '11, 07:44

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edited 16 Nov '11, 12:08

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Vincent Buck

I found the reference to the following very interesting paper on AIIC'S facebook page :

This paper was prepared by the Special Interest Group on Translation and Interpreting for Public Services (SIGTIPS), European Commission.

It takes the issue of interpreting and translation one step further in the direction of acknowledging linguistic assistance as a basic human right. It also addresses training and remuneration.

I quote one of the recommendations: "When agencies are involved, they might also be inclined to avail themselves of unqualified or low-qualified translators and interpreters in order to stay on the market by competing on rates rather than quality. A system of official recognition/authorisation of agencies to be granted exclusively to those employing properly trained and qualified translators and interpreters would be a possible solution to the problem."

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answered 16 Nov '11, 08:26

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The Council of the European Union on 7 October 2010 adopted EU wide rules on the rights to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings

See press release :

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answered 16 Nov '11, 11:56

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