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17/03/2010 12:26
The European Commission proposed legislation today that will help people exercise their fair trial rights anywhere in the EU when they cannot understand the language of the case. EU countries would be obliged to provide full interpretation and translation services to suspects. It is the first step in a series of measures to set common EU standards in criminal cases.
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17/03/2010 09:16

Experiences of the first two years by Ari Penttilä. The full text (in Finnish) is available in the SKTL’s latest issue of their newsletter.

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17/03/2010 09:12

Dear Colleagues,

The Executive Committee of EULITA has drawn up the Guidelines for the Admission of Full and Associate Members. Information about the admission procedure in now available in English and French.

Liese Katschinka, President
on behalf the Executive Committee

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15/03/2010 12:27

Commission proposal would provide the right to interpretation during questioning and at trial.

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23/02/2010 11:32

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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17/02/2010 10:17

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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