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06/02/2013 11:35

BabeliUM/Universidade do Minho and the Law School at University of Braga are organizing a one-day event focusing on issues set forth in the EU Directive on the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings. Eminent speakers from the Portuguese public sector, as well as practitioners of legal interpreting and translation will discuss the salient point requiring transposition. Please contact Fernando Goncalves Ferreira Alves for details.

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04/02/2013 15:11

The aim of the Qualetra launch conference is to get an update of the current situation of legal translation in Europe, and to bring together all relevant stakeholders together to discuss the content of the project. The conference is open to practitioners and trainers of legal translation. The registration fee is €50. The number of conference participants is limited to 120. The deadline for registration is 1 March 2013. 

The language of the conference is English, interpreting into French will be provided.

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09/01/2013 21:57
Job offers – The language service of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, located in The Hague, Netherlands, is looking for qualified translators with French, English or Arab mother tongue (the three official languages of the Tribunal) who should preferably have legal training or legal expertise. The language service is looking both for free-lance translators who can work from their respective domicile as well as persons prepared to move to The Hague and work as staff members (renewable one-year contracts).

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29/12/2012 15:01

Save the date of the launch conference for the QUALETRA (Quality in Legal Translation) project. The conference will take place in London, England, on Thursday, 4 April 2013. It will be hosted by London Metropolitan University, one of the project partners. A Call for Papers and details about the conference venue and programme will soon be published on the EULITA website.


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14/12/2012 18:04

“Interpretation services are vital for ensuring fair access to justice. Yet when the Ministry of Justice set out to establish a new centralised system for supplying interpreters to the justice system, almost everything that could go wrong did go wrong.

The Ministry awarded the contract to a company, ALS, that was clearly incapable of delivering. The Ministry had been warned that ALS was too small to shoulder a contract worth more than £1 million, but went ahead and handed them an annual £42 million contract covering the whole country.

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30/11/2012 08:26

The Association of Police and Court Interpreters has pleasure in announcing its first international conference, which will be held at No 1 Westferry Circus in London’s historic Docklands between 4 and 6 April 2013. The Conference will be followed by an Information Meeting and the third EULITA General Assembly, which will take place on the afternoon of 6 April 2013. Full details of the Conference can be found on the APCI website at

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