Languages in the Eye of the Law
This chapter considers language requirements in policing, the courts and the justice system. Ethnic and cultural diversity in the UK intensifies the imperative to provide fair and equal access to public services. Sourcing interpreters and translators in such a wide variety of languages is already a challenge, yet the requirement for language speakers is likely to be accentuated rather than alleviated by Brexit and national language capability must therefore be built and protected.
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