Ethics and the role of the interpreter

Authored by: Uldis Ozolins

The Routledge Handbook of Interpreting

Print publication date:  March  2015
Online publication date:  February  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415811668
eBook ISBN: 9781315745381
Adobe ISBN: 9781317595021


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Issues of ethics have always attended interpreting, as practitioners will often be privy to complex or highly privileged information – whether related to national security, or personal trauma or difficulty, or sensitive business negotiations. Trust in those doing the interpreting is paramount for participants who lack command of the other language, and recognition of ethical practice is fundamental to recognition as a profession.

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