This chapter follows the evolution of policies guiding both the interpreters and the translators: for instance, the policy governing the working languages (French and English), and the question of how to refer to and handle the similarities and differences among the Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian languages. Of the 120 proceedings, complete or under way, only nine have been conducted in French, but every trial session is interpreted into both French and English, as well as into the languages of the accused and witnesses. Court reporters take down the English and French court record in real time. Instead of a real-time court record for the languages of the accused and witnesses, anyone who needs to hear what was said in Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, or Macedonian may watch a video recording of the session.
KeywordsLanguage Policy International Criminal Court Trial Chamber Documentary Evidence Court Record
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