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European Union Committee
Brexit: the proposed UK-EU security treaty

18th Report of Session 2017-19 - published 11 July 2018 - HL Paper 164

Contents

Summary

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Internal security: a shared aim?

A shared aim

The UK Government’s position

The EU’s position

Sequencing

The draft Withdrawal Agreement

The ‘political declaration’

The future UK-EU relationship

Conclusions

Chapter 3: Current UK-EU security cooperation

Overview

Box 1: A brief summary of European cooperation on Justice and Home Affairs

Key JHA measures

Key principles of JHA cooperation

Box 2: Existing UK-EU cooperation on policing and criminal law: an overview

Operational importance of existing arrangements

Conclusions

Chapter 4: Security cooperation during the transition period

Introduction

JHA measures during transition

Conclusions

Extradition during transition

Conclusions

Chapter 5: The UK as a third country—consequences for security cooperation

The UK’s influence on security cooperation post-Brexit

Precedents for security cooperation between the EU and third countries

No precedent for an EU-third country agreement

Precedent for EU-third country agreement for Schengen Associated States only

Precedent for EU-third country agreement (significant capability gap)

Precedent for EU-third country agreements (smaller capability gap)

The Government’s view

Access to Europol

Conclusions

Extradition

Conclusions

Brexit opportunities

Progress of negotiations

Conclusion

Chapter 6: A security treaty?

Why a treaty?

Box 3: Outline of a possible UK-EU security treaty

What should the treaty prioritise?

Conclusions

Cross-cutting issues

Ratification of mixed agreements

Box 4: Mixed agreements: ratification

Data protection and the need for adequacy

Human rights

Court of Justice of the European Union

New institutions

Conclusions

Chapter 7: Northern Ireland and the proposed security treaty

Introduction

The European Arrest Warrant

Alternative models of extradition

Data-sharing

Conclusions

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/uk-eu-proposed-secrurity-treaty/ and available for inspection at the Parliamentary Archives (020 7219 3074).

Q in footnotes refers to a question in oral evidence.





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