The interpreter’s code of ethics

The interpreter’s code of ethics in general emphasizes the following four major principles:

Accuracy

Source-language speech should be accurately rendered into the target language

Scope of Practice

Interpreters should limit their activities strictly to the practice of interpreting and refrain from giving advice to parties

Confidentiality

Confidential information acquired in the course of interpreting or preparation shall not be disclosed by the interpreter without authorization.

Impartiality

Interpreters should disclose real or potential conflict of interest and maintain objectivity or professional detachment

 

References:

NAJIT Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibilities

AIIC Code of professional ethics

AUSIT Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct

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