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
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
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
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
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
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