Plain language for justice and democracy
How can we use plain language to make people understand their rights and duties? How do we include all members of society through plain language? PLAIN 2019 will attempt to answer these questions in our sixth concurrent session: Plain language for justice and democracy.
Plain language is a precondition for democracy, citizenship and protection of civil rights. It is and should continue to be a vital part of our legal languages to safeguard due process and transparency. The work to secure these basic rights is ongoing, although they are often taken for granted. Plain language is at the core of each one of them.
Our world has become global, with regional and international commitments. When we move across physical and linguistic boundaries, new challenges arise. We must face many of these challenges head-on as we translate - both figuratively and literally - international politics into national action.
Join our concurrent session to learn more about plain language for justice and democracy. Please note that this concurrent session is only held on Thursday 13.00–16.40. Venue: Please note that the concurrent session is at the old University of Oslo, 5 minutes walking distance from the main venue.