Judges recommend changes to help Chinese litigants

By Victoria Young | Tue, 19 Nov 2019


Research into challenges faced by growing numbers of Chinese litigants has seen judges recommend minimum standards for interpreters and changes to court processes. Mai Chen’s Superdiversity Institute launched a study into cultural and linguistically diverse parties in the courts on Monday. The research comprised interviews with 12 senior court judges, two retired judges of Chinese ethnicity and 20 lawyers. The 200-page report also looked at 2,000 cases where challenges had arisen due to parties or witnesses being Chinese. While m...