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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

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

Translators and interpreters are typically self-employed and work independently and alone. Prior to the recent introduction of public sector language framework agreements, spoken (foreign) and unspoken (deaf spectrum) language interpreters … Continue reading

September 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

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

The wholesale sell-off of public services in the United Kingdom through privatisation is almost complete. Under the guise of providing value for money and increasing efficiency, public services have fallen … Continue reading

September 22, 2017 · 2 Comments

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 · 13 Comments

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 · 6 Comments

Immigration Detention: Building Our Own Guantánamos

Some are more equal than others. According to the mainstream media, the small number of Caucasian males held prisoner by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 · 3 Comments

Privatisation: A New Tool to Hamper War Crimes Prosecutions

In international law, war crimes and crimes against humanity, such as torture, are considered so heinous that they fall under universal jurisdiction and can be prosecuted anywhere. Bringing foreign war … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 2 Comments