Translator Training at the International Criminal Court

Dr Nadia Rahab recently delivered a series of translator training courses at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

Date: 29 June 2017

Dr Nadia Rahab, Course Leader for Translation MA at London Metropolitan University, recently delivered a translator training course at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, in the Netherlands.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) investigates and, where warranted, tries individuals charged with the gravest crimes of concern to the international community: genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. The Court calls on the services of in-house and freelance translators to translate a wide range of documents such as core legal texts and other regulatory and procedural documents, press releases and annual reports.

The training course was commissioned by the ICC with the aim to introduce a group of its in-house translators to fundamentals of translator training. The course was delivered in a series of sessions combining seminars on pedagogical approaches to translator training and practical workshops.

Dr Rahab said: “This was an interesting experience and an opportunity to showcase what we are best at: excellence in educating and training translators.”

Nadia added that “working with international organisations such as the International Criminal Court will further enhance the visibility of translation at London Met and offer opportunities of collaboration that will benefit Translation students and the university at large with internships, teaching resources and invited speakers.”