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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

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

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

Sudanese Moments: The World You Don’t See

 One of the largest countries in Africa and the world, very little is known about contemporary Sudan. In 2006, German social worker Enikö Nagy went to Sudan to work for … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · 3 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

“Anatomy of a Disaster”: Privatisation of Court Interpreting Services

 This is an update of an article I wrote last year about the privatisation of foreign language and deaf interpreting services in courts in England and Wales under a framework … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · 8 Comments

Should Britain offer asylum to Afghan interpreters who served its forces?

When NATO and US forces withdraw from Afghanistan next year, they will leave millions of ordinary Afghans to a future of uncertainty and insecurity. Along with NATO, jobs attached to … Continue reading

November 10, 2013 · Leave a comment