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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

The global housing crisis: a crisis in access to justice?

Review of recent UN report on the global crisis in access to adequate housing as “a global crisis in access to justice for the right to housing” and how this … Continue reading

March 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Gimme Shelter! Mass Removals of Asylum Seekers from Europe (Part I: Afghanistan)

The current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, now both beyond their fifteen year, are the enduring conflicts of the twenty first century. The latest UN figures for civilian casualties in … Continue reading

July 26, 2018 · 1 Comment

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 · 17 Comments

Pale Shelter: Refugees in the UK

In November and December 2014, French NGO Secours Catholique (Caritas France) carried out a number of interviews with residents in the “Jungle”* in Calais, France; 54 interviews were collated in … Continue reading

December 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

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 · 5 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