26 February 2020
"The UK is to abandon a crucial tool used to speed up the transfer of criminals across borders with other European countries."
UK to withdraw from European arrest warrant (The Guardian, link):
"Acting against the warnings of senior law enforcement officials, the government said it would not be seeking to participate in the European arrest warrant (EAW) as part of the future relationship with the European Union.
In a document setting out the UK’s approach to negotiations with the EU, the government said: “The agreement should instead provide for fast-track extradition arrangements, based on the EU’s surrender agreement with Norway and Iceland which came into force in 2019, but with appropriate further safeguards for individuals beyond those in the European arrest warrant.”"
See: 'Agreement on Law Enforcement and Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters' in The Future Relationship with the EU: The UK's Approach to Negotiations (pdf)
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