Istilah-istilah Peradilan (Judicial Terms) RI

Kata ‘peradilan’ dan ‘pengadilan’ memang mirip dan sekilas tampak mengandung arti yang sama karena sama-sama memiliki kata dasar ‘adil’. Namun, jika diteliti, keduanya memiliki arti sedikit berbeda. Menurut KBBI online, berikut adalah makna peradilan dan pengadilan. Peradilan: segala sesuatu mengenai perkara pengadilan Pengadilan: 1. dewan atau majelis yg mengadili perkara; mahkamah; 2. proses mengadili; 3. keputusan hakim: banyak…

Challenges in Translating Legal Texts

Legal texts refer to the texts produced or used for legal purposes in legal settings. Legal texts can be distinguished into four major variants or sub-varieties in the written form: (1) legislative texts, e.g. domestic statutes and subordinate laws, international treaties and multilingual laws, and other laws produced by lawmaking authorities; (2) judicial texts produced…

The special use of “shall” in legal texts

Translating legal texts is challenging for a number of reasons. Cao (2007) explains that in general, the complexity and difficulty of legal translation is attributable to the nature of law and the language that law uses, and the associated differences found in intercultural and inter-lingual communication in translating legal texts. Long and complex sentences as…