Criminal justice cooperation after Brexit: papers from Eurojust and the European Judicial Network

Eurojust and the European Judicial Network have both recently published papers examining the implications of Brexit on criminal justice cooperation between the EU and the UK. The UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement contains a number of provisions on criminal justice cooperation.


Eurojust: Judicial cooperation in criminal matters between the European Union and the United Kingdom from 1 January 2021 (pdf):

"The purpose of this note is to provide a simple, brief and immediate response to the needs of the competent authorities, especially in these first stages, and to highlight the main changes concerning judicial cooperation in criminal matters between the EU and the United Kingdom as of 1 January 2021. The note is to be read in conjunction with any guidelines or instructions that national authorities may provide, and is by no means binding.

The main aim of this note is to inform practitioners of Eurojust’s role under the TCA (see Section 2) and the changes and practical implications regarding the legal basis of judicial cooperation measures in criminal matters (see Section 3)."

European Judicial Network: First considerations regarding the practical cooperation between the EU and UK as of 1 January 2021: The experience from the European Judicial Network (pdf):

"Following their goal to support authorities with the application of the TCA, the European Judicial Network Contact Points launched a short survey and ten Member States exchanged information concerning the following topics..."

 

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