Explanatory Notes

Clause 15: Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements

210 This clause establishes an independent authority to monitor the implementation and application of Part 2 of the Withdrawal Agreement, and Part 2 of the EEA EFTA Separation Agreement.

211 Establishment of this authority is required to implement Article 159 of the Withdrawal Agreement, and Article 64 of the EEA EFTA Separation Agreement.

212 Subsection (1) establishes the body as the Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements. Subsection (2) sets out the abbreviation of ‘IMA’.

213 Subsection (3) references Schedule 2, which contains provisions about the IMA’s constitution, the IMA’s functions, functions of certain public authorities in relation to the IMA and the abolition of the IMA.

 

Prepared 19th December 2019