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How will law enforcement cooperation work following UK-EU Brexit deal?

Tomorrow, the House of Lords EU Security and Justice Committee will hear from experts on how the recent UK-EU agreement will impact post-Brexit law enforcement cooperation.

The virtual evidence session will start at 10am on Tuesday 12 January and can be watched live on Parliament TV.

Taking evidence from experts, including Sir Julian King, the UK’s last EU Commissioner, on elements of the agreement on law enforcement and criminal justice cooperation, the session will focus on whether the agreement provides for a continuation of the close collaboration between the EU and the UK on security and policing matters when it was a Member State.


At 10.00am

  • Sir Julian King, former UK Commissioner to the EU

At 11.00am

  • Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas, Professor of European Criminal Law and Director of the Criminal Justice Centre at Queen Mary University of London
  • Dr. Dr Nóra Ní Loideáin, Lecturer in Criminal Law and Director of the
    Information Law and Policy Centre at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Questions likely to be asked include:

  • Will the agreement on future UK-EU cooperation on law enforcement and criminal justice make UK citizens more or less safe?
  • Will the agreement sufficiently protect individuals’ rights?
  • How effective are the agreement’s provisions likely to be in relation to extradition?
  • How will the agreement affect the UK’s previously close involvement with EU agencies such as Europol and Eurojust?
  • What will be the effect on UK law enforcement agencies of the loss of access to EU real-time policing and criminal justice databases?
  • How could a decision by the European Commission not to award the UK data adequacy affect the agreement?

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