Academics and NGOs questioned on UK-EU police co-operation post-Brexit

12 September 2016

The EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee starts its inquiry into future UK-EU police and security co-operation taking evidence from academics, NGOs and legal professionals on the aspects of current UK-EU co-operation which may be worth sustaining and the practicalities of doing so.


Wednesday 14 September, Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am:

  • Dr Paul Swallow, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, Criminal Justice and Computing at Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Professor Steve Peers, Professor of Law, University of Essex
  • Mr Tony Bunyan, Director, Statewatch
  • Helen Malcolm QC, The Bar Council

Possible questions

The Committee will explore a number of issues with witnesses, including:

  • What  are the main priorities the Government may want to pursue in the area of police and security co-operation in the course of negotiations
  • How UK relationships with agencies such as Europol may look following departure from the EU
  • The practical impact of losing access to EU databases and information exchange systems and options or precedents for securing access from outside the EU
  • What options are available for re-establishing some form of mutual recognition in criminal matters with countries in the EU following a UK exit

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