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Category Archives: Translation

Court Interpreting Contract Extended to 2021

A decade of privatisation and cuts to the justice system have inflicted a heavy toll on access to and the administration of justice in England and Wales, from the closure … Continue reading

November 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Language Barrier: Is The Trump Administration Building a Language Wall to Further Thwart Migrant Rights?

Over 350 different languages are spoken in the USA. Although the majority of US citizens and residents speak only English, 64 million people report speaking another language at home. Around … Continue reading

August 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Where is The Privatisation of Court Interpreting Heading?

On an average day, the services of professional spoken (foreign) and unspoken (deaf spectrum) language interpreters are required in over 600 civil and criminal cases heard before the courts and … Continue reading

July 18, 2019 · 2 Comments

Can You Hear Us? Interpreters and Detainee Welfare in Immigration Removal Centres

The United Kingdom has one of the largest immigration detention estates in Europe. While detention is punitive in nature, the measure itself is administrative and not criminal, for the non-offence … Continue reading

September 23, 2018 · 3 Comments

A Breakdown in Communication: Court Interpreting Privatisation

Almost seven years have passed since the privatisation of the provision of foreign language and deaf and hearing impaired court interpreting services across England and Wales. On the premise of … Continue reading

July 9, 2018 · 1 Comment

Money before Morality: Ghassan Kanafani and the Refugee Crisis

Every minute of every day, somewhere on Planet Earth, at least twenty people are forced to flee their homes: people who are forcibly displaced either within (internally displaced persons) or … Continue reading

November 3, 2017 · 1 Comment

Who Benefits from the Privatisation of Public Sector Interpreting? Part III

The ability to speak more than one language competently is not unusual in many parts of the world. This, however, does not eliminate the need for professional linguists. Interpreters, usually … Continue reading

October 6, 2017 · 1 Comment