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Court Interpreters and Fair Trials

Authors: Dingfelder Stone, John Henry

  • Examines the mistakes and practical problems posed by court interpretation and the threat to trial fairness
  • Suggests how to manage the impact of court interpreters to ensure a fairer trial system
  • Includes case studies and comparative adversarial and inquisitorial examples 
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Globalization has increased the number of individuals in criminal proceedings who are unable to understand the language of the courtroom, and as a result the number of court interpreters has also increased. But unsupervised interpreters can severely undermine the fairness of a criminal proceeding. In this innovative and methodological new study, Dingfelder Stone comprehensively examines the multitudes of mistakes made by interpreters, and explores the resultant legal and practical implications. 

Whilst scholars of interpreting studies have researched the prevalence of interpreter error for decades, the effect of these mistakes on criminal proceedings has largely gone unanalyzed by legal scholars. Drawing upon both interpreting studies research and legal scholarship alike, this engaging and timely study analyzes the impact of court interpreters on the right to a fair trial under international law, which forms the minimum baseline standard for national systems.



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John Henry Dingfelder Stone is a Professor of Law at the Hochschule Rhein-Waal in Germany.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-7

    Dingfelder Stone, John Henry

  • The Right to an Interpreter

    Pages 9-51

    Dingfelder Stone, John Henry

  • Courtroom Interpreting

    Pages 53-102

    Dingfelder Stone, John Henry

  • The Right to a Fair Trial

    Pages 103-158

    Dingfelder Stone, John Henry

  • Interpreter Error and Its Implications

    Pages 159-245

    Dingfelder Stone, John Henry

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Court Interpreters and Fair Trials
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75355-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75355-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75354-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09210-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 337
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