AIIC Italia: Exhibition One Trial - 4 Languages

12 May 17 — 18 May 17

17:30 — 19:30

Milano, Italia

Regione AIIC


Scuola Civica for Interpreters and Translators of Milan

Organised by
Region ITALY

AIIC Italy is proud to host the exhibition "One Trial - 4 Languages" at the Scuola Civica for Interpreters and Translators of Milan from 12 to 18 May 2017.

The exhibition is dedicated to the interpreters who first worked in simultaneous at the Nuremberg Trials. The stories of their lives and experiences serve to show how they are part of AIIC’s DNA. The exhibition also aims to highlight the evolution of the profession as a vehicle for multilingualism and a means of exercising the right to linguistic identity.

The exhibition and related events are organised under the auspices of the Italian-German Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group and with the patronage of the Embassies of Germany and the United States of America.


1. The opening ceremony on Friday 12 May at 17h30 will examine the role of interpreters in criminal justice as an essential component of due process, with the participation of the MP Laura Garavini, Chairperson of the Italian-German Interparliamentary Friendship Group, diplomatic representatives of Germany and the other countries involved, their cultural institutes, high-ranking members of the Judiciary, local Authorities, members of kindred associations, members of academia and others.

Speakers: Angela Keil, President of AIIC; Stefano Marrone, President of AIIC Italia; Ana Kacic, staff interpreter at the ECJ and former interpreter at the ICC; Dr. Antonio Balsamo, Prosecutor General of the Supreme Court, Christiane Abel, former interpreter at the Rwanda Tribunal.

2. The morning of Saturday 13 May (starting at 10h30) will be dedicated to interpreters in areas of conflict. Speakers: Linda Fitchett, Major Paolo Cappelli (a member of the Italian military and of AIIC), and reporters with experience in the field. The debate will be preceded by a scenic reading of excerpts from ‘The man who snapped his fingers’, by Iranian author Fariba Hachtroudi. This event has been chosen by the local education authorities to be part of their Migration-Inclusion awareness-raising programme and will therefore be attended by pupils from various schools.

3. Our closing ceremony on 18 May at 18h30 will address multilingualism with a focus on the economic dimension and the democratic significance of linguistic identity. Guest speakers: Jean-Luc Egger, Head of the Language Service of the Swiss Chancery; Luisa Malentacchi, Bureau Member of AIIC Italia; Umberto Cini, member of AIIC and the REI network; Vera Gheno, from Accademia della Crusca, and Lucia Rebagliati, President of ANIOS (Italian Association of Sign Language Interpreters).

You can download a PDF of the program below.


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