Volunteering – United Nations global study on legal aid

logo_unv_tag_enI have just been made aware of a volunteering opportunity for translators, published by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV), UNODC Justice Section.

“The Global Study on Legal Aid aims to gather information on national practices on the access to Legal Aid worldwide. The Study will be conducted by sending out surveys to Member States and individual experts. The task will involve translating the survey introduction and questions from English into various languages.”

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Report – Translation & IP rights

keyboardbulbThe European Commission has recently published a report on Translation and intellectual property rights.

The law firm Bird & Bird LLP was commissioned for the study, which aims to provide an overview of some of the main intellectual property right issues relevant to the domain of translation, including in the field of machine-aided translations.

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Conference – The Quest for Quality, Olomouc, Czech Republic

3601498124_6a662a973f_zThe Department of English and American Studies, Translation and Interpreting Section, Philosophical Faculty of Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic is organizing a Translation and Interpreting Forum Olomouc (TIFO) 2014, entitled “Interchange between Languages and Cultures: The Quest for Quality“. It is to be held from September 19–20, 2014.

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European Multilingual Blogging Day 2013 – The Native Speaker Principle

daymultiingbloggingToday, the blog is participating in European Multilingual Blogging Day 2013, which highlights the multilingual dimension of the web. The idea is to feature languages that are not usually used on a blog – in our case today, German.

So I have the twofold pleasure of joining in with the above initiative, and introducing you to Karen Rückert, who specializes in legal translations from German into English for commercial law lawyers.

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Call for proposals – International Conference of Economic, Business, Financial and Institutional Translation

alicanteThe University of Alicante in Spain has issued a call for proposals for an International Conference of Economic, Business, Financial and Institutional Translation to be held from 29 to 31 May 2014. The deadline for submissions has been extended to October 27 (so hurry up!).

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