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The Resource Caught in the middle : Indigenous interpreters and customary law, Michael Cooke

Caught in the middle : Indigenous interpreters and customary law, Michael Cooke

Label
Caught in the middle : Indigenous interpreters and customary law
Title
Caught in the middle
Title remainder
Indigenous interpreters and customary law
Statement of responsibility
Michael Cooke
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In addition to the mental gymnastics required to interpret between parties who share limited cultural, linguistic and conceptual common ground, Indigenous interpreters may face overwhelming tension between their professional role and the effects of their responsibilities and restrictions under customary law. There are also associated pressures from having their relatives as clients, together with false community perceptions about an interpreter's role. As a result, there are instances where interpreters cannot be found for particular cases or where competent and experienced interpreters refuse to work in legal contexts where these tensions merge most severely. The purpose of this background paper is to expose and explore these issues relating to the impact of customary law upon the work and welfare of Indigenous interpreters operating in legal conexts, with the primary focus here being the criminal justice system
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Cataloging source
AAGD
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1954-
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Cooke, Michael
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
KU3488
LC item number
.C66 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Law Reform Commission of Western Australia
Series statement
Background paper / Law reform Commission of Western Australia
Series volume
no. 2
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  • Court interpreting and translating
  • Customary law
  • Aboriginal Australians
Label
Caught in the middle : Indigenous interpreters and customary law, Michael Cooke
Link
https://www.lrc.justice.wa.gov.au/_files/P94_Background_Papers.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"March 2004"
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Preface -- 2. Background to Indigenous languages interpreting in Australia : The need for interpreters versus alternative strategies for overcoming language barriers; What is an interpreter?; The role of the modern interpreter -- 3. In their own words: Methodology; Interview in Alice Springs at the home of a former interpreter; Police officer discussing interpreter intimidation and interviewing procedures; Avoiding blame: get someone from another community; Discussion held with interpreters at Alice Springs Magistrates' Court; Legal aid lawyer reports community objections to use of interpreters; Perspectives from Arnhem Land; Perspectives of a non-Indigenous interpreter; Group dicussion involving interpreters, candidates and trainers; Interview with Chairperson of the Kimberley Language Resource Centre; Interview with David Newry, chairperson of Mirima Dawan Woorlab-gerring Language and Culture Centre (Mirima Council Aboriginal Corporation);"Our pride falls on us" : facing the need for interpreting assistance; Interpreters belonging to country; Helping out with language - not trouble; Some defenders don't want interpreters; Suggested two-stage interpreting process; WA Magistrate; Discussion with a WA Aboriginal Legal Aid lawyer; Interview with a senior sergeant of police; The KIS perspective-- 4. Discussion: Misundertandings about the legal interpreter's role; Implications of customary law on the Code of Ethics for interpreters
Control code
000025523081
Dimensions
30 cm.
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unknown
Extent
vi, 60 pages
File format
one file format
Isbn
9781740350303
Lccn
2005434927
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
preservation
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)56109792
Label
Caught in the middle : Indigenous interpreters and customary law, Michael Cooke
Link
https://www.lrc.justice.wa.gov.au/_files/P94_Background_Papers.pdf
Publication
Note
"March 2004"
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Preface -- 2. Background to Indigenous languages interpreting in Australia : The need for interpreters versus alternative strategies for overcoming language barriers; What is an interpreter?; The role of the modern interpreter -- 3. In their own words: Methodology; Interview in Alice Springs at the home of a former interpreter; Police officer discussing interpreter intimidation and interviewing procedures; Avoiding blame: get someone from another community; Discussion held with interpreters at Alice Springs Magistrates' Court; Legal aid lawyer reports community objections to use of interpreters; Perspectives from Arnhem Land; Perspectives of a non-Indigenous interpreter; Group dicussion involving interpreters, candidates and trainers; Interview with Chairperson of the Kimberley Language Resource Centre; Interview with David Newry, chairperson of Mirima Dawan Woorlab-gerring Language and Culture Centre (Mirima Council Aboriginal Corporation);"Our pride falls on us" : facing the need for interpreting assistance; Interpreters belonging to country; Helping out with language - not trouble; Some defenders don't want interpreters; Suggested two-stage interpreting process; WA Magistrate; Discussion with a WA Aboriginal Legal Aid lawyer; Interview with a senior sergeant of police; The KIS perspective-- 4. Discussion: Misundertandings about the legal interpreter's role; Implications of customary law on the Code of Ethics for interpreters
Control code
000025523081
Dimensions
30 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vi, 60 pages
File format
one file format
Isbn
9781740350303
Lccn
2005434927
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
preservation
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)56109792

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