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1 Effective Justice For the Citizens: the Role of Legal Translation Catherine.vieilledent- 16 Oct – C. Vieilledent- Monfort 1

2 From the Treaty of Rome 16 Oct – C. Vieilledent-Monfort Official and working languages* are equal & authentic Any EU citizen can write to any institution in one of the official languages and receive a reply in the same** Regulation N°1/58 Regulations and other texts of general application are drafted in the official languages. The institutions may adapt their internal regulations. 2

3 16 Oct – C. Vieilledent-Monfort To the Lisbon Treaty: Deepening 1. Diversity and non discrimination: Additional languages since 2005 Declaration N°16 Charter of fundamental rights 2. Citizenship and Democracy Access to the institutions in the Treaty languages Right to democratic participation and dialogue: Articles 10 et 11 TEU 3

4 "nous ne fédérons pas des Etats, nous coalisons des hommes" Official and working languages In a language s/he understands 16 Oct – C. Vieilledent-Monfort Interaction between citizens Access to institutions Rights and obligations Internal linguistic regime Mother tongue 4

5 Lisbon Treaty (Cont.) 3. Effective protection of rights: implementation Rapatriation of the 3rd pillar (former JAI/JLS) Mutual recongition, approximation of laws and regulations, cooperation Effective access to justice Directive 2010/64/EU: right to translation and interpretation in criminal proceedings, MS obligations in matters of quality and of training 16 Oct – C. Vieilledent-Monfort 5

6 Legal translation o Interdisciplinarity o Mainstreaming language needs o Train legal professionals: Language needs for cooperation (networks) Training for cooperation with language experts o Train legal translators : Qualetra becomes a spinoff of the EMT programme 16 Oct – C. Vieilledent-Monfort 6

7 More on DG Translation on/index_en.htm Master européen de traduction on/programmes/emt/index_en on/index_en.htm on/programmes/emt/index_en 7


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