Monday, 3 July 2017

New Court Interpreting Contract, Same Old Shambles 
3/07/17 by Aisha Maniar

New Court Interpreting Contract, Same Old Shambles
[…] The core of the court interpreting shambles remains the same: the deliberate failure to appreciate the role interpreters play in the administration of justice and ensuring the fundamental right to a fair trial, for a defendant “to have the free assistance of an interpreter if he cannot understand or speak the language used in court”, at least in criminal proceedings. Interpreters are present in court to guarantee this right and not to represent the parties or to make “sure the British justice system is working.” […]

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