Workshop on Legal Translation - a Challenge to Translation Theory and Translation Practice 2014 Innsbruck

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  • This Work­shop on Legal Trans­la­tion: “A Chal­lenge to Trans­la­tion The­ory and Prac­tice” will be held as a work­shop of Trans­lata II – the 2nd Inter­na­tional Con­fer­ence on Trans­la­tion and Inter­pret­ing Stud­ies 2014 tak­ing place on Octo­ber 30 – Novem­ber 1, 2014 in Inns­bruck, Aus­tria and is organ­ised by the Uni­ver­sity of Inns­bruck (UIBK).

    “Every­one has the rights to be informed promptly and in detail in a lan­guage which he/​she under­stands about the nature and cause of the accu­sa­tion against him/​her (Euro­pean Con­ven­tion on Human Rights).“

    With the Direc­tive 2010/​64/​EU of the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment and the Coun­cil of 20 Octo­ber 2010 on the right to inter­pre­ta­tion and trans­la­tion in crim­i­nal pro­ceed­ings and the Direc­tive 2012/​13/​EU of 22 May 2012 on the right to infor­ma­tion in crim­i­nal pro­ceed­ings the first two acts con­cern­ing the intro­duc­tion of com­mon fun­da­men­tal rights in the EU mem­ber coun­tries have been pre­sented. Both direc­tives are expected more or less to rub off on the trans­la­tion and inter­pret­ing ser­vices pro­vided in police depart­ments or in courts.

    The Direc­tive 2010/​64/​EU empha­sises the need for high qual­ity trans­la­tion and inter­pret­ing ser­vices in hear­ings and crim­i­nal pro­ceed­ings so as to safe­guard the fair treat­ment of for­eign­ers igno­rant of the national lan­guage before police and court authorities.

    Although trans­la­tors and inter­preters in crim­i­nal pro­ceed­ings should be able to safe­guard trans­la­tion and inter­pret­ing ser­vices of uncom­pro­mis­ing qual­ity, this is not always the case. Trans­la­tion and inter­pret­ing in hear­ings and courts is han­dled dif­fer­ently not only inter­na­tion­ally but also within the same juris­dic­tion. The use of layper­sons or the cheap­est alter­na­tives force both author­i­ties and for­eign­ers to make cru­cial deci­sions on the basis of poor trans­la­tion and inter­pret­ing services.

    Work­shop Topics

    We wel­come pro­pos­als address­ing the fol­low­ing top­ics (but do not rule out other more gen­eral proposals):

    • Strength and weak­ness of the Directives
    • The trans­po­si­tion oft he Direc­tives 2010/​64/​EU und 2012/​13/​EU in the mem­ber states
    • Pro­fes­sional changes asso­ci­ated with the trans­po­si­tion of the Directives
    • The impli­ca­tions for the trans­po­si­tion for the train­ing and assess­ment of legal trans­la­tors and court interpreters
    • Good prac­tices asso­ci­ated with the Directives

    Accep­tance of your sub­mit­ted con­tri­bu­tion entails auto­matic reg­is­tra­tion for the TRANS­LATA II con­fer­ence and con­fer­ence fees apply.

    Work­shop organizer

    Ste­fanos Vla­chopou­los (Tech­no­log­i­cal Edu­ca­tional Insti­tute of Epirus)

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