Professional Ethics and Professional Conduct

Gernot Hebenstreit, Alexandra Marics, Jim Hlavac

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In this chapter, four principles of professional ethics are
discussed that are of key importance when interpreting
in asylum procedures: confidentiality, impartiality,
accuracy and integrity, as well as professional conduct
with other participants in the communicative interaction.
These principles are commonly found in the specific
professional codes of ethics or codes of conduct applying
to interpreters. From an ethical perspective, these
principles can, to an extent, be considered to be virtues
as well as values.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUNHCR Handbook for Interpreters in Asylum Procedures
EditorsSonja Pöllabauer, Iris Topolovec
Place of PublicationVienna Austria
PublisherFrank & Timme
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783732904426
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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