Building mutual trust 2 (BMT2)

Start date

01 January 2011

End date

01 January 2013


Directive 2010/64/EU on the right to translation and interpretation in criminal proceedings calls on member states to "request those responsible for the training of judges, prosecutors and judicial staff involved in criminal proceedings to pay special attention to the particularities of communicating with the assistance of an interpreter so as to ensure efficient and effective communication" (Article 6).

Building mutual trust 2 (BMT2) was a European project led by Middlesex University to address this call by offering a video-based learning environment that demonstrates best practices when working with suspects, defendants and witnesses through a spoken language interpreter. The video materials are available freely through the BMT2 website. Surrey contributed to the training module on remote interpreting.