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Tag Archives: fair trials

New Court Interpreting Contract, Same Old Shambles

The Ministry of Justice published criminal court statistics for England and Wales for the first quarter of 2017 in June. Buried within is the first set of quantitative data on … Continue reading

July 3, 2017 · 12 Comments

Who’s Afraid of Airat Vakhitov?

By the time Airat Nasimovich Vakhitov turns 40, he will already have spent a good part of his life on the run, not from justice but the Russian state. His … Continue reading

March 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Saving Prisoner 650: Dr Aafia Siddiqui

Women and children are also prisoners of the US-led “war on terror”. In March 2003, Pakistani neuroscientist Dr Aafia Siddiqui and her three young children “disappeared” in Karachi, on their … Continue reading

November 6, 2016 · 2 Comments

Europe Turns the Screws on Former Guantánamo Prisoners

The US-run detention centre for “war on terror” prisoners at Guantánamo Bay is truly a collaborative effort; dozens of states worldwide assisted the US in the arrest, detention, torture or … Continue reading

September 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

Big is Better: Court Interpreting Privatisation 2.0

As the current Ministry of Justice Framework Agreement for court interpreting services in England and Wales comes to an end, a reflection on the current situation and the new framework … Continue reading

August 24, 2016 · 4 Comments

The Wrong Way to Interpret Justice

The right to know the case against you, in a language you understand, as part of fair trial proceedings is enshrined in the English common law and guaranteed under Article … Continue reading

January 29, 2016 · 4 Comments

Privatisation: Interpreting the Cost of Justice

 The UK Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is currently on a mission to prove that less is always more only in the public sector with the privatisation of forensic services, probation … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · 5 Comments