Brexit: enforcement and dispute resolution inquiry launched

definition of law
06 December 2017

The EU Justice Sub-Committee launches a new inquiry on the question of enforcement and dispute resolution post-Brexit.


The House of  Lords EU Committee and its six Sub-Committees are conducting a coordinated series of short inquiries looking at the key issues that will arise in the negotiations on Brexit.

Scope of the inquiry

Issues under consideration include:

  • Whether there could be a role for the CJEU in the UK post-Brexit;
  • The most appropriate method of enforcement and dispute resolution in respect of the Withdrawal Agreement and subsequent partnership arrangements with the EU;
  • How the Government can deal with questions relating to EU law in the domestic courts post-Brexit and during any period of transition (including the potential for divergence between UK law and EU law);
  • Whether anything can be learned from the EFTA Court model, or other alternative models for dispute resolution;
  • The impact Brexit will have on the UK's ability to influence the development of the law in other jurisdictions including the EU and the United States;
  • If UK citizens should have a direct right of access to any new enforcement or dispute resolution procedures (or whether there should be a reference procedure, as currently exists with the CJEU);
  • The potential impact of excluding the jurisdiction of the CJEU, both on UK domestic law and on securing a workable Withdrawal Agreement and any transitional arrangements under Article 50.


The Committee asks for written submissions to be received by Friday 19 January 2018.

Further information

Image: iStockphoto

More news on: Crime, civil law, justice and rights, Parliament, government and politics, Parliament, Administration of justice, European Union, Courts, International law, House of Lords news, Lords news, Committee news, Exiting the European Union

Share this page