Study on language and translation in international law and EU law
Final report - Study
The study on Language and Translation in International law and EU law explores the role of language and translation in the global environment with special regard to legal instruments. Divided into four thematic chapters and supported by two case studies, the study gives an overview of the language regime applied in international fora, presents the language-related aspects of the treaty-making powers of the EU, including the specific translation methods of treaties concluded by the EU and the impact of the terminology of international law on EU legislation, highlights the main regulatory... instruments of international law on language rights and identifies the role and nature of linguistic rights, investigates the relationship between linguistic diversity and economic efficiency in view of the smooth functioning of the internal market and in a broader context, based on two case studies (one on labelling and the other on patents). The research was based on a thorough analysis of the relevant literature and of other publicly available documents, on replies received to previously prepared questionnaires and on personal interviews.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Translation (European Commission) Themes: Terminology and linguistics, Law and justice
- Subject: EU law, international law, interpreting, linguistics, multilingualism, terminology, translation, use of languages