European Union Committee
Scrutiny of international agreements: lessons learned

42nd Report of Session 2017-19 - published 27 June 2019 - HL Paper 387



Chapter 1: Introduction

The work of the European Union Committee

The legal framework

Numbers and process

Figure 1: The process of EU Committee scrutiny of treaties

This report

Chapter 2: Principles for treaty scrutiny

Weaknesses inherent in the CRAG Act processes

Figure 2: Overview of process leading to entry into force of a typical trade agreement

At the start of negotiations

During negotiations

At the end of the negotiations

Implementation and beyond

Memoranda of understanding (MoUs) and other agreements not formally scrutinised by Parliament

Summary of conclusions and recommendations

Appendix 1: List of Members and declarations of interest

Appendix 2: List of witnesses

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