Category: EU

18th Mar 2021

SFO Director downplays impact of KBR, Inc and Brexit

  Speaking on Monday 15 March 2021 at the 9th Annual European Compliance & Ethics Institute Conference, SFO Director Lisa Osofsky downplayed the challenges facing the SFO in the coming year. In particular, the Director appeared unfazed by February’s Supreme Court decision in R (on the application of KBR, Inc) v SFO [2021] UKSC 2, […]

2nd Mar 2021

Government publishes updated extradition guidance

  On 24 February 2021, the Home Office published updated guidance on ‘extradition: processes and review’. The guidance reflects the changes to extradition procedure under Part 1 of the Extradition Act 2003, as brought about by the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement 2020 (‘TCA’), and the new power of provisional arrest without a warrant in […]

16th Feb 2021

Advocate General publishes opinion on Bulgarian EAWs

  The Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), Jean Richard de la Tour, on 11 February, published a non-binding opinion on the compatibility of Bulgarian European Arrest Warrants with EU law. In AG de la Tour’s opinion,  the procedure for issuing and challenging Bulgarian European Arrest Warrants (EAWs) in […]

11th Feb 2021

Home Affairs Committee evidence session: UK-EU security and co-operation

  The Home Affairs Select Committee heard evidence on 10 February 2021, from Sir Julian King, the former European Commissioner for Security Union, and Sir Rob Wainwright, the former Executive Director of Europol. The witnesses responded to questions on the future of UK-EU security co-operation. First impressions of the TCA Both witnesses agreed that the […]

22nd Jan 2021

Court rejects challenge to application of EAW regime post-Brexit

The Divisional Court handed down judgment on 20 January 2020, rejecting the first challenge to the continued application of the European Arrest Warrant (“EAW”) regime to cases commenced pre-Brexit. The challenge was made by way of applications for writs of habeas corpus, submitted on behalf of five requested persons who had been arrested pursuant to […]

14th Jan 2021

COMMENT: The UK-EU Trade Agreement: impact on security and cooperation

On 24 December 2020, criminal practitioners and law enforcement agencies breathed a collective sigh of relief at the conclusion of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (‘the Agreement’). Throughout the transition period, the perils of no deal for criminal justice and security cooperation had been forewarned by senior police officers, prosecutors and Parliamentary Committees alike […]

15th Dec 2020

The state of UK justice and security after the transition period

Sunday’s decision by the UK and EU to continue negotiations past the parties’ self-imposed deadline offers a glimmer of hope that a justice and security deal may still be within reach before the 31 December cliff-edge. While the long-term impact of exiting the EU without a deal remains the subject of much debate, the immediate […]

4th Jul 2020

UK leads Europe on European Arrest Warrant

The UK has executed European Arrest Warrants (“EAW”) at a rate of eight times as many as any other EU member state for the fourth year in a row. According to the Home Office, since the EAW came into force in the UK, over 10,000 individuals have been surrendered. These figures highlight the UK’s integral […]

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