MPs to consider implications of EU-UK trade deal on UK-Ireland security co-operation
8 January 2021
The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee will question a panel of criminal justice experts on the implications of the EU-UK trade deal for its extended post-Brexit cross-border security co-operation inquiry.
The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement reached on 24 December sets out the extent of security cooperation between both parties, and therefore between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Purpose of the session
The expert panel is likely to discuss:
- extradition arrangements in the Agreement;
- data sharing between law enforcement agencies and access to EU law enforcement databases; and
- the scope for bi-lateral law enforcement and judicial arrangements between the UK and Ireland.
Wednesday 13 January
- Colin Murray, Reader in Public Law, Newcastle Law School, Newcastle University;
- Gemma Davies, Associate Professor, Northumbria Law School, Northumbria University;
- Professor Steve Peers, School of Law, University of Essex;
- Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London.