Category: European Union

31st Mar 2021

Home Office confirms ten EU countries will not extradite nationals to UK

  In a letter sent to the EU Security and Justice Sub-Committee of the House of Lords earlier this month, the Home Office confirmed that ten EU States will opt-in to the nationality exception in Title VII of Part 3 of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement 2020 (“the TCA”), which makes provision for post-Brexit surrender […]

30th Mar 2021

Lords’ European Union Security and Justice Sub-Committee publishes report on post-Brexit security and law enforcement

  On Friday 26 March, the European Union Security and Justice Sub-Committee (“the Committee”) published its report Beyond Brexit: policing, law enforcement and security, which examines the impact of the provisions in the Trade and Cooperation Agreement 2020 (“TCA”) on the UK’s policing and law enforcement capabilities. Over the past three months, the Committee has […]

2nd Dec 2020

European Council adopts conclusions on European Arrest Warrant

On 1 December 2020, the Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on the current challenges facing, and the future of, the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) and extradition procedure. The Council concluded that the EAW is a key instrument in the fight against cross-border crime and terrorism. By simplifying and accelerating cross-border judicial co-operation between […]

17th Nov 2020

Hungary and Poland block EU Budget over ‘Rule of Law’ mandate

Hungary and Poland have voted to block the EU’s trillion euro budget and coronavirus recovery package over a clause which makes receipt of money from Brussels conditional on Member States’ adherence to the rule of law. Both Hungary and Poland have been subject to criticism and EU internal disciplinary procedures in recent months in response […]

23rd Oct 2020

Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Act 2020 receives Royal Assent

On 22 October 2020, the Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Act received Royal Assent and partly entered into force. The Act introduces a new power of arrest without the need for a domestic warrant of persons sought for extradition in connection with serious offending where the request comes from a specified country. The NCA will be responsible […]

28th Feb 2020

UK announces intention to withdraw the European Arrest Warrant

The Government, yesterday, released a document outlining the UK’s approach to forthcoming Brexit negotiations including the revelation that the UK will not be seeking to remain party to the European Arrest Warrant (“EAW”) regime. The EAW regime came into force across EU states in 2004 and provides for a streamlined process of extradition between participating […]

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