Spotlight: EJTN's 6 linguistics handbooks and guides

Monday, April 08, 2019

EJTN’s 6 unique linguistics handbooks and guides are resources for any judge, prosecutor or trainer involved in linguistic endeavours.

EJTN is proud to spotlight its 6 linguistics handbooks and guides, which all add to the rich collection of other handbooks and resources made available to Europe’s judiciary.

  • Language of Cybercrime
    As a unique resource, the first edition Language of Cybercrime handbook compiles the most relevant training materials used in EJTN linguistic seminars on the vocabulary of cybercrime. It is addressed not only to seminar participants, but also to all judges and public prosecutors interested in developing their linguistic skills. Definitions, exercises and examinations of real cases make the Handbook an invaluable, hands-on resource for any judge, prosecutor or trainer involved in linguistic endeavours. It is available in English.
  • Language of Competition Law
    As a bilingual publication available in both English and Frenchthe first edition of the Language of Competition Law handbook/Manuel: Le vocabulaire du droit de la concurrence also compiles the most pertinent training materials used in EJTN linguistic seminars within the vocabulary of competition law. Like its counterpart handbook, definitions, exercises and in-depth attention to real cases make the manual the go-to resource for judges, prosecutors and trainers involved with this field.  
  • Handbook on Linguistics in Civil Matters
    This Handbook is a 2nd edition of compilation of the most relevant training materials used in EJTN’s judicial cooperation in civil matters linguistic courses. It is addressed not only to participants, but also to all European judges and public prosecutors interested in developing their linguistic skills. Definitions, exercises and examinations of real cases make the Handbook an invaluable, hands-on resource for any judge, prosecutor or trainer involved in linguistics endeavours. It is available in both English and French
  • Handbook on Linguistics in Criminal Matters
    The Language training on the vocabulary of judicial cooperation in criminal matters - Second Edition publication is a compilation of the most relevant training materials used in EJTN courses within the criminal law sphere. It is addressed not only to participants, but also to all European judges and public prosecutors interested in developing their linguistic skills. It is available in both English and French.
  • Handbook on English for Human Rights EU Law
    The one-of-a-kind EJTN Handbook on English for Human Rights EU Law, produced under the auspices of foremost law experts, linguists and lecturers, is a comprehensive 103-page resource covering language training on the vocabulary of human rights of EU law. It is available in English.
  • Guidelines on Legal Language Training - 3rd edition
    The Guidelines on Legal Language Training - 3rd edition publication aims at assisting higher educational institutions to devise, plan and organise legal language training activities for legal and judicial professionals and forms a basis for training the trainers in this field. It provides in-depth information about the European Linguistics Project focused on legal language training and carried out by the EJTN.

An integral part of judicial training
Mastering a foreign language and its legal terminology forms an integral part of the training of judges and prosecutors. Knowledge of a foreign legal language is key to participation in cross-border activities and to smooth cross-border judicial proceedings and cooperation. For this reason, EJTN has devoted particular attention to designing and implementing linguistic training activities for members of the judiciary of EU Member States.

All Handbooks were produced under the auspices of the EJTN Linguistic Sub-Working Group and with the involvement of distinguished linguists and legal experts.

These invaluable resources are available also from EJTN’s searchable database of judicial training-related resources, the Methodologies and Resources Database at:

  • Visit EJTN’s Methodologies and Resources Database for this rich collection of linguistic judicial training-related resources!
    To locate these resources within the database, simply click “Linguistics” within the “Topic” search field and then click “Handbooks & Guidelines” within the “Format” search field.