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Re: [tdf-discuss] Re: TDF Statutes -- check over the EN version


Hello Anthony,

I disagree. The German text will be the sole one with legal validity, in NZ
or elsewhere. And it will be the only text to be evaluated. There is no
easy way out of that in case of litigation but that's an established legal
practice. If this was a NZ based entity the same would apply: the text
would have to be read in NZ legal english.

Best,
Charles.
Le 17 sept. 2012 00:39, "Anthony Easthope" <antisocky@myopera.com> a écrit :

A warning -- When translating a legal document make sure that it does
not lose it's original meaning. A classic example of this is New
Zealands treaty of waitangi (essentially the founding document of New
Zealands Bi-Cultural Constitution)
as we can see here it was here that due to a "Lost in translation" issue
that lead to alot of the issues that NZ has faced efor settlement claims
- (Read Article here:

http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/politics/treaty/read-the-Treaty/differences-between-the-texts
).

It is true that the Deutch version will supersede the English
Translation in the court of law. How ever that would only be the case in
the German Jurisdiction - not for example in the British or American
Jurisdiction, Best solution here would be to draft an international code
or charter that can be freely interpreted by any court wherever and
whenever -- Easiest thing to do would be to translated the DE version of
course! :D
On Sun, 16ng  Sep 2012, at 10:17 PM, Thorsten Behrens wrote
Florian Effenberger wrote:
the documents in their current form have been translated by a lawyer
together with a native speaker. So, from my POV, we should
definitely be very careful in changing words, and involving someone
understanding the German legal system can't harm (I can't volunteer,
I desperately lack time).

I can at least offer to proof-read the occasional intermediate
version. I was heavily involved in drafting both German & English
versions.

Cheers,

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