Sign language interpreting in legal settings in Flanders : An exploratory study into the experiences of Flemish Deaf people in their contact with the justice system
Doggen, Carolien (2016)
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This study is part of the European project Justisigns. The aim of this study is to ascertain experiences of Deaf people when contact was made with the justice system in Flanders. The literature review consists of explanation of the Conventions of United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) and the two Directives of the EU concerning the demand for interpreters in police interviews. Furthermore, an overview of the background in relation to accessibility, sign language and Deaf people in Flanders is provided. Based on the theoretical framework, Brennan & Brown’s (1997) “Equality Before the Law”, findings of the semi-structured interviews with Flemish Deaf people will be categorized. The goal is to expose which kind of barriers, accessibilities and bypassing are present.