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European Free Trade Association questioned on enforcement and dispute resolution post-Brexit

16 January 2018

The EU Justice Sub-Committee meets a senior judge and an official from the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) to discuss options for the UK's legal interactions with the EU post-Brexit.


Tuesday 16 January in Committee Room  3, Palace of Westminster

At 10.45am

  • Ms Catherine Howdle, Deputy Director, EFTA Surveillance Authority

At 11.30am

  • Professor Carl Baudenbacher, Senior Judge and Former President, EFTA Court

Topics for discussion

  • What would be the most workable alternatives to the jurisdiction of the CJEU after the UK leaves the EU?
  • Could we see different models of enforcement and dispute resolution to deal with each aspect, namely the transitional period, the withdrawal arrangement and the future relationship?
  • Is joining the EFTA Court system a realistic option if the UK does not wish to be a member of the Single Market and retain the four freedoms (movement of people, goods, capital and services)?
  • What are the limitations of the EFTA system as compared to the UK's current arrangements with the EU?

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