Saturday, January 28, 2012

Announcement: Session 10 February 4th

#IntJC The Interpreting Journal Club topic for Session 10, February 4th : "Justice on the cheap", the case of the UK Ministry of Justice outsourcing legal interpreting services. 


Read the details here, spread the word and join!

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  1. More information about the MoJ outsourcing:

    60% of Registered Public Service Interpreters are refusing to work for ALS: http://goo.gl/q9WHM
    https://docs.google.com/a/exactlanguage.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHBuVF9Ca3ViVHBnMEU0cUhjQm1idGc6MQ

    http://www.unitetheunion.org/news__events/latest_news/stop_interpreting_in_legal_ser.aspx

    http://www.birminghampost.net/comment/letters-to-the-editor/2011/10/14/budget-cuts-for-translators-could-threaten-justice-for-crime-victims-65233-29590760/

    http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmhansrd/cm111010/debtext/111010-0004.htm#1110115000002

    http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/unite-campaign-backs-public-service-interpreting

    http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/uk-tribunals_2011/

    http://www.free-press-release.com/news-call-for-end-to-court-interpreting-contract-chaos-1314735491.html

    http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/Court-interpreters-face-huge-pay-cut-new-plans/story-13190969-detail/story.html

    http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/cumbrian-court-interpreters-protest-at-shake-up-1.868350?referrerPath=news

    http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/8290

    http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/at-a-glance/main-section/tribunals_translators_walk_out_in_row_over_contracts_1_3676543

    http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/moj-attacked-over-interpreters-contract

    http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmhansrd/cm110705/wmstext/110705m0001.htm#11070548000006

    http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/defence-solicitors-warn-moj-over-interpreter-outsourcing

    http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1410082_police_rip_up_contract_with_interpreter_agency_after_claims_it_was_hampering_investigations

    http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1410081_former_gmp_interpreter_one_wrong_word_could_mean_justice_isnt_done

    http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/row-erupts-over-police-interpreters

    http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2010:280:0001:0007:EN:PDF

    http://www.migrantsrights.org.uk/migration-pulse/2010/discussion-national-register-public-service-interpreters

    http://nopeanuts.wordpress.com/2011/02/18/uk-interpreters-boycott/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1UEkOwz_lU

    Also read all the articles published on The Private Eye: https://www.facebook.com/InterpretersGB?sk=photos

    And have a look at PIA’s website (Professional Interpreters’ Alliance), they have been leading the campaign against outsourcing: http://www.profintal.org.uk/inthenews.php

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