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The Right to Interpretation and Translation in Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Regulations 2014

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Application for a direction in relation to interpretation assistance and translation of essential documents in court proceedings

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12.—(1) A person entitled under this Part to be provided with interpretation assistance, or a translation of all essential documents, may apply to the court to give a direction if—

(a)the person is not provided with interpretation assistance or the interpretation assistance provided is of insufficient quality to safeguard the fairness of the proceedings; or

(b)(as the case may be) the person is not provided with a written translation, oral translation or oral summary of all essential documents within a reasonable period of time, or any written translation, oral translation or oral summary provided is of insufficient quality to safeguard the fairness of the proceedings.

(2) On determining an application made under paragraph (1), the court must give such direction as it considers necessary to safeguard the fairness of the proceedings.

(3) In this regulation, “the court” means the court hearing the criminal proceedings in connection with which the application is made.

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