Chapter 1: Introduction
The European Union Committee’s work
Chapter 2: Background
The role of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)
What sort of disputes may arise after Brexit?
The European Council’s draft guidelines
Government’s starting point
What is the Government seeking to achieve?
The options available
The EFTA Court option
A tailored solution?
Table 1: Potential jurisdictional gaps post-Brexit
Chapter 3: The Withdrawal Agreement
The draft texts
Analysis of the draft text
A special regime for citizens’ rights
The Institutional provisions
The Joint Committee
The Commission’s proposed role for the CJEU
Should the CJEU have jurisdiction over the Withdrawal Agreement?
Might the Withdrawal Agreement be referred to the CJEU?
The Government’s view
Some potential ways forward
Borrowing the EFTA Court to interpret the Withdrawal Agreement
An international treaties court
Chapter 4: The transition period
Chapter 5: The future relationship
Access to justice
What is the impact of the Government’s red line on the UK’s possible future relationship with the EU?
Figure 1: Commission’s diagram on possible future relationships
A four-pillar option?
Figure 2: Possible framework for the future partnership proposed by the European Commission
Box 1: The European Arrest Warrant
Chapter 6: The impact of Brexit on the legal landscape
The impact of Brexit on the influence of the UK legal system
Mutual recognition of judgments
Box 2: Justice co-operation in family law cases
What impact will Brexit have on rights?
Summary of conclusions and recommendations
Appendix 1: List of Members and declarations of interest
Appendix 2: List of witnesses
Appendix 3: Call for evidence
Evidence is published online at https://www.parliament.uk/brexit-enforcement-dispute-resolution/ and available for inspection at the Parliamentary Archives (020 7219 3074).
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