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Initiative for a Directive of the European Parliament and Council on the right to interpretation and to translation in criminal proceedings 23/02/2010 12:32

A number of EU Member States took the initiative for a Directive on the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings that will continue the efforts undertook last year, which almost ended in the adoption of a Framework decision on the right to interpretation and translation. The relevant texts are attached.

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EU Procedural Rights in Criminal Proceedings 17/02/2010 11:17

A study by IRCP (Institute for International Research on Criminal Policy at Ghent University) and Maastricht University. The authors are Taru Spronken, Gert Vermeulen, Dorris de Vocht and Laurens Van Puyenbroeck.The research study was funded by the EU Commission, DG Freedom, Security and Justice. The report provides information on the right to information, the right to legal advice, the right to legal assistance and the right to interpretation and translation.

The report is available on the website

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Sign Language Interpreting in Europe 17/02/2010 11:13

A first comprehensive guide to sign-language interpreting in Europe. This publication gives an overview of the organizations, training programs, and work situations of sign-langauge interpreters across 27 countries.

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Hands-On Translation (HOT) seminars 15/02/2010 12:28

The Institute of Arts and Human Sciences (ILCH) at the University of Minho and the undergraduate degree course Applied Foreign Languages (LEA) are pleased to announce an intensive training seminar, the third “Hands on Translation” seminar in March 2010. Click here for more information.

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New membership info online 11/02/2010 11:44

The admission criteria, the application procedure and fees schedule have been posted on the website. Click 'Join EULITA' for more information. The Executive Committee will soon contact associations and persons to join the European Legal Interpreters and Translators Association.

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