Christian Oath or Affirmation? Both!
The following episode was observed at Huntingdon Crown Court. At the beginning of the hearing an ALS interpreter had to be reminded to hold the Bible when reading the Christian oath. After finishing the oath, the ALS interpreter carried on reading the Affirmation wording as well. This had to be stopped.
This example clearly shows that the interpreter had no idea of the court procedure, probably didn’t understand the meaning and purpose of taking the oath and we can only guess the level of interpreting when it came to it.