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Lords to hear evidence on post-Brexit extradition options

The House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee will continue to take evidence for its inquiry Brexit: the proposed UK-EU security treaty on Wednesday 18 April.

This session will address the draft transition agreement, which currently includes a provision relating to the European Arrest Warrant. This would allow Member States to refuse to extradite their own nationals to the UK. The terms of the draft agreement also allow the UK, in some circumstances, not to extradite its citizens to a country that decides to take advantage of this new provision.

Appearing at 10.30am will be:

  • Nick Vamos, Partner, Peters and Peters Solicitors LLP
  • Professor John Spencer CBE, Professor Emeritus of Law, University of Cambridge

Questions are likely to include:

  • Which Member States might refuse to extradite their own nationals during the transition period?
  • What alternatives should be put in place for those that do, for either sentenced persons or persons sought for prosecution?
  • Do our extradition arrangements with non-EU countries offer any workable models for our future extradition arrangements with the EU?
  • What fall-back options would be available to the Government should the UK fail to reach an agreement with the EU on extradition?

The evidence session will begin at 10:30am in Committee Room 3 of the House of Lords.

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