CEATL documents

  • Letters (13-02-14) to the Turkish ministries of Justice [pdf (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/2014-02-13-Letter-to-turkis-minister-of-justice-1 NULL.pdf)] and of Culture [pdf (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/2014-02-13-Letter-to-turkish-minister-of-culture-1 NULL.pdf)] expressing concern over the situation of the Turkish translators and publishers
  • Letters (01-07-2011) to the Turkish ministries of Justice [pdf] (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/2011-07-01-Turkish-Minister-of-Justice NULL.pdf) and of Culture and Tourism [pdf] (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/2011-07-01-Turkish-Minister-of-Culture NULL.pdf) concerning the indictment of the publishers and translators of two translated novels (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/two-more-court-cases-against-turkish-translators-and-publishers-of-foreign-novels/).
  • Letter (14-10-2010) to the Turkish ministry of Culture in support of our member association, Çevbir [pdf] (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Turkey-14-10-2010 NULL.pdf)
  • Support letter (30-6-2010) to the Turkish publishing house Sel Yayınları [pdf] (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Sel_Ya_20100701 NULL.pdf)
  • CEATL letter (8-10-2009) [pdf] (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Google_08102009 NULL.pdf) supporting EWC’s statement on the Google Settlement [pdf] (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/EWC_Google_021009 NULL.pdf)
  • Letter to the Turkish authorities in defence of Tonguç Ok (5-10-2009) [pdf] (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Letter_Tonguc_Ok_051009 NULL.pdf)
  • Article by Ros Schwartz on literary translators’ working conditions (The Linguist, June/July 2009) [pdf] (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Schwartz_Linguist NULL.pdf)
  • Press release on CEATL’s survey of translators’ working conditions (12-12-2008) [pdf] (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/press-survey-uk NULL.pdf)
  • CEATL’s position on literary translation and literary translators in an EU context (5-12-2008) [pdf] (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/policy-uk NULL.pdf)
  • Press release on the literary translators’ centres failed bid for EU funding (14-7-2008) [pdf] (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/press-colleges-uk NULL.pdf)
  • CEATL statutes (modified in March 2010) in French [pdf] (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Statuts_2010_FR NULL.pdf) and in English translation [pdf] (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Statuts_2010_EN NULL.pdf)

Standard and model contracts from our member associations

Note: Standard contracts have been negotiated with the publishers, model contracts are recommendations from translators’ associations.

  • Dutch standard contract (in English) [pdf] (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/DutchMC1 NULL.pdf) and Explanatory notes [pdf] (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/DutchMC2 NULL.pdf)
  • English model contract [pdf] (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/EnglishMC NULL.pdf) (annotated version can be found in the members’ section (http://ceatl NULL.eu/restricted/docs/EnglishMCplus NULL.pdf))
  • French model contract (in French) [pdf] (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/FrenchMC NULL.pdf)
  • Turkish model contract (in English) [pdf] (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/TurkishMC NULL.pdf)

International conventions and recommendations

  • Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works [pdf] (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Berne_Convention_en NULL.pdf)
  • Examination of copyright protection of translators (UNESCO, 1973) [pdf] (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/UNESCO_examination_en NULL.pdf)
  • UNESCO Recommendation on the Legal Protection of Translators and Translations and the Practical Means to improve the Status of Translators (Nairobi, 1976) [pdf] (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/UNESCO_Nairobi_en NULL.pdf)
  • UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity (2001) [pdf] (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/UNESCO_Cultural_Diversity_en NULL.pdf)
  • UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005) [pdf] (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/UNESCO_Cultural_Diversity2_en NULL.pdf)
  • FIT Translator’s Charter [pdf] (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/FIT_charter NULL.pdf)

European Union and Council of Europe

  • Conference on Literary Translation and Culture (Brussels, 20 April 2009), closing statement by commissioner Orban (in French) [pdf] (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/OrbanAvril09 NULL.pdf)
  • Conference on Literary Translation and Culture (Brussels, 20 April 2009), background paper [pdf] (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/ConferenceApril09 NULL.pdf)
  • Green Paper on copyright in the knowledge economy (November 2008) [pdf] (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/greenpaper_en NULL.pdf)
  • ‘Multilingualism: an asset for Europe and a shared commitment’ (declaration by commissioner Orban, 2008) [pdf] (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/EU_Orban_multilingualism_en NULL.pdf)
  • Council Resolution on a European strategy for multilingualism (2008) [pdf] (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/EU_Council_multilingualism_en NULL.pdf)
  • Communication from the Commission on a European agenda for culture in a globalizing world (10 May 2007) [pdf] (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/eccommunication-euagendaforculture-en NULL.pdf)
  • Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society [pdf] (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/EU_Copyright_en NULL.pdf)
  • Council of Europe: European Cultural Convention (19 December 1954) [pdf] (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/ECC_en NULL.pdf)