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Former judges explore possible impact on jurisdiction of CJEU post-Brexit

17 November 2017

The EU Justice Sub-Committee holds an evidence session on Tuesday 21 November 2017, hearing from the Rt Hon the Lord Hope of Craighead; the Rt Hon the Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury; the Rt Hon the Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, and the Rt Hon Sir Konrad Schiemann

Witnesses

Tuesday 21 November in Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster

At 11.15am

  • The Rt Hon the Lord Hope of Craighead, Convenor of the Crossbench Peers and Former Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom;
  • The Rt Hon the Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Former President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom;
  • The Rt Hon the Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, Former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales
  • The Rt Hon Sir Konrad Schiemann, Former judge at the European Court of Justice of the European Union

Topics for discussion

The session will be wide-ranging, seeking views on some of the many issues that have been raised in Lords inquiries about the UK's legal interactions with the EU post-Brexit.
The Committee will question witnesses about topics including:

  • the type of legal arrangements that could exist between the UK and the EU post-Brexit;
  • whether the EU (Withdrawal) Bill provides sufficient legal certainty
  • the future relationship between the UK and the CJEU
  • the UK's future role in the European Arrest Warrant and other legal mechanisms dependent on EU law
  • judicial co-operation and mutual recognition of judgments post-Brexit
  • future mechanisms for protecting citizens' rights.

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