Seeking experienced Georgian translators

Closing date: 29 Feb 2020

When the European Court of Human Rights delivered judgments on the first six Chechen cases against Russia in February 2005, the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC), which handled the cases, had a long list of individuals to thank, in particular the many volunteer translators who contributed a great deal towards achieving justice for the applicants.

In 2006 EHRAC extended support to NGOs and lawyers in Georgia to take cases alleging human rights violations occurring as a result of hostilities with Russia and, after 2008, the armed conflict around South Ossetia’s borders. Currently, our work in Georgia covers a variety of areas, including violence against women, LGBTI+ rights, religious discrimination, politically-motivated proceedings and interstate conflict. Our work is carried out in collaboration with Georgian NGOs such as Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA),  Human Rights Education and Monitoring Centre (EMC), Women’s Initiative Support Group (WISG) and Union Sapari.

As the number of cases increases, we are seeking Georgian translators to support our work. Your translation skills would be crucial in working towards the improvement of human rights standards and legal practice in Georgia.

We are looking for experienced paid or volunteer translators for translation of case documents, predominantly from Georgian into English. You may be based in Georgia, the UK, or elsewhere, and should have the relevant skills to undertake translations of this calibre, which may include legal, military and medical documents. You will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement, and to respect the inherent sensitivities of accessing certain case materials. Translations should be to a high standard, as they will be used for litigation before the European Court of Human Rights and the UN Treaty Bodies.

If you are interested in being included on our roster Georgian translators, please send us your CV and a short covering email detailing your relevant experience and your rate per 1000 words to Andrii Gladun at: a.gladun@mdx.ac.uk