The EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee launches a short inquiry into future UK-EU cooperation on asylum and international protection.
The Committee will examine the implications of Brexit for asylum cooperation arrangements between the UK and the EU, in particular the Dublin and EURODAC Regulations. The White Paper on the future UK-EU relationship set out the Government’s ambition to establish a new, strategic relationship with the EU to address the global challenges of asylum and illegal migration. The Committee will explore what shape such an agreement might take, and related factors including maintaining the rights of asylum seekers, upholding minimum standards of protection and assistance, and avoiding any deterioration in security. The inquiry will also consider the implications of a ‘no-deal’ scenario for UK-EU asylum cooperation and the Government’s preparations for this.