Post-Brexit law enforcement and judicial cooperation examined
10 July 2020
The Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union returns with a virtual evidence session, examining how the UK and EU may cooperate on law enforcement and judicial affairs after the end of the transition period in December.
- Watch Parliament TV: Progress of the negotiations on the UK’s Future Relationship with the EU
- Inquiry: Progress of the negotiations on the UK’s Future Relationship with the EU
- Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union
Tuesday 14 July - remote participation by witnesses and members of the Committee
- Deputy Assistant Commissioner Richard Martin, and
- Deputy Assistant Commissioner, UK law enforcement lead for Brexit and International Criminality, National Police Chiefs Council
- Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas, Professor of European Criminal Law and Global Security, Queen Mary University of London
- Professor Steve Peers, Professor of EU, Human Rights and World Trade Law, University of Essex
Purpose of the session
In May 2020 the UK Government published a draft agreement on law enforcement and judicial cooperation in criminal matters. The EU is seeking a security partnership covering law enforcement and judicial co-operation within a single future relationship agreement.
In this session, the Committee will consider the two sides' negotiating positions and key areas of disagreement. It will also consider the consequences of the two sides failing to reach an agreement, including the practical implications for policing, or if one was reached too late to be fully implemented by January 2021.