Conference proceedings – Professionalization vs. Deprofessionalization

An important conference was held in Opatija, Croatia in March this year, entitled “Professionalization vs. Deprofessionalization: Building Standards for Legal Translators and Interpreters“, and  I have just been made aware that the presentations are now available from the European Legal Interpreters and Translators Association (EULITA) website.

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Conference – Professionalization vs. Deprofessionalization: Building Standards for Legal Translators and Interpreters

An international conference “Professionalization vs. Deprofessionalization: Building Standards for Legal Translators and Interpreters” will be held from 20 – 21 March 2015 in Opatija, Croatia.

15868820722_5eeefea326_cIt is being organized jointly by: EULITA (the European Legal Interpreters and Translators Association); 
the Association of Court Interpreters and Translators of Croatia; and the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, Opatija, Croatia.

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Conference – Language issues in EU law, Opatija, Croatia

800px-Opatija_HafenA multidisciplinary international conference is to be held in Opatija, Croatia from 19-20 April 2013, entitled Language Issues in EU Law in the light of Croatian Accession, at Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence.

A wide range of topics will be covered: EU multilingual lawmaking, theoretical approach to legal translation in the EU, legal translation and comparative law, the impact of English on the translation of EU legislation, interpretation of multilingual legislation at the CJEU, multilingualism as an obstacle to harmonization, the call for a new legal culture, the fiction of autonomous EU legal concepts, creating Croatian terms for EU legal concepts, role of the Croatian language in the EU, new challenges to Croatian judges, implementation of Directive 2010/64/EU regarding the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings, and others.

Target audience: lawyers and linguists from academia, translators, court interpreters, judges.

For more information see the conference website.