Rebuilding Babel: an examination into the applicability of the ICC interpretation of articles 67(1)(a) and 67(1)(f) to to other courts and tribunals dealing with similar issues

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Ramsundar, N. 2020. Rebuilding Babel: an examination into the applicability of the ICC interpretation of articles 67(1)(a) and 67(1)(f) to to other courts and tribunals dealing with similar issues. in: Smyth, C-M., Lang, R. and Thompson, J. C. (ed.) Contemporary Challenges to Human Rights Law London Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 1-28
AuthorsRamsundar, N.
EditorsSmyth, C-M., Lang, R. and Thompson, J. C.
Abstract

This paper examines whether the unique formulation of the right to an interpreter used at the ICC should be reflected in all courts and tribunals that grapple with fair trial rights where accused persons speak unique language. The ICC standard suggests that translation is to be in a language the accused " fully understands". However, most other statutes simply provide that language be translated to something the accused " understand." This paper argues that the ICC interpretation can support greater application and understanding of this core guarantee and normatively, should be applied in all courts.

KeywordsFair trial rights; Human rights; International Criminal Court; Linguistics
Page range1-28
Year2020
Book titleContemporary Challenges to Human Rights Law
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
Output statusPublished
Place of publicationLondon
ISBN9781527547421
Publication dates
Print30 Apr 2020
Publication process dates
Deposited06 Apr 2020
Related URLhttps://books.google.co.uk/books?id=mEfhDwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=contemporary+challenges+in+human+rights+law&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiZg6uek8XpAhXzuXEKHUslDh8Q6AEIODAC#v=onepage&q=contemporary%20challenges%20in%20human%20rights%20law&f=false
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