Access to legal translation and interpreting

Fair Trials International and five other NGOs (Amnesty International, the Open Society Justice Initiative, JUSTICE, the European Criminal Bar Association and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties) have criticised the UK and Irish Governments for their stance on a new law on access to legal advice.

Read the Fair Trials article here.

Read the European Directive of 20 October 2010 on the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings by clicking here.

Welcome!

Welcome to the first post of a brand new blog devoted to promoting links between the translation and legal professions. 

As a legal translator for the last twenty years and currently researching a PhD on a methodology for legal terminology, I am passionate about building bridges – both between academia and practice, and between translators and legal professionals.

I hope to make this blog a forum for a wide range of topics in these fields, and will also be inviting guests to write entries for the blog. Do let me know what you think!