On 18 November 2016, representatives of forty world-renowned colleges and universities, prestigious academic journals and sci-tech enterprises convened in Guangzhou, discussed and agreed on the establishment of the World Interpreter and Translator Training Association (WITTA). At the meeting, representatives of the Founding Members also discussed and approved WITTA Guangzhou Declaration, The WITTA Charter, The Governance of WITTA, and finally The Resolution of WITTA Founding Meeting.Read more
The EU Fundamental Rights Agency published its INFOCRIM report on the transposition of Directive 2010/64/EU. EULITA members contributed to this report by sending their replies to a survey sent out last year. The report "Rights of suspected and accused persons across the EU: translation, interpretation and information" was commissioned by DG Justice and will support it in preparing the report to the European Parliament.Read more
The proceedings of the Opatija conference held in March 2015 have been published in a book entitled “Towards the Professionalization of Legal Translators and Court Interpreters in the EU” and can be purchased for a price of £61.99 from the publisher: http://www.cambridgescholars.com/towards-the-professionalization-of-legal-translators-and-court-interpreters-in-the-eu.Read more
The European Lawyers Foundation of the CCBE conducted an EAW-Rights project, analysing the implementation and operation of the European Arrest Warrant from the point of view of defence practitioners. The EAW-Rights report contains examples of good practice and recommendations and also contains valuable feedback on the translation of documents in connection with the European Arrest Warrant. It is available here.
EULITA – in cooperation with the Austrian association ÖVGD – organizes a conference in Vienna, Austria, on 30 and 31 March 2017, followed by the annual general assembly on 1 April 2017. You can find the Call for Papers here. Please visit the EULITA website for further details and the registration form. Looking forward to seeing you in Vienna!
– The EULITA Executive Committee
The National Register of Public Service Interpreters (NRPSI) published the third edition of its Annual Review. This provides independent analysis of the information held on the National Register and insight into the state of the interpreting profession.Read more