Lords debates Brexit: judicial oversight of the European Arrest Warrant report

8 Feb 2018 12:13 PM

On Thursday 8 February, the House of Lords debates the EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee's report on the judicial oversight of the European Arrest Warrant after Brexit.


The European Arrest Warrant (EAW), adopted by the European Union to facilitate the extradition of individuals between Member States, has been described by the Home Secretary, Rt. Hon. Amber Rudd MP, as an "effective tool that is essential to the delivery of effective judgment on … murderers, rapists and paedophiles". The Government has stated that it is a priority "to ensure that we remain part of the arrangement". However, this aim is in tension with the Government's plans to remove the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the UK.

The Debate

The debate follows the publication of a report by the EU Home Affairs Committee which examines whether alternatives to the European Arrest Warrant are possible, and explores the options available for resolving disagreements between the UK and the EU in the absence of the Court of Justice.

The Committee's main conclusions included:

Speakers in the Debate

The Lord Jay of Ewelme, Chairman of the EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee, will open the debate on the report Brexit: judicial oversight of the European Arrest Warrant.

The Lord Young of Cookham, Lords Spokesperson at the Cabinet Office, will respond on behalf of the Government.

Other members of the House of Lords who are due to speak in the debate can be viewed on the Speakers' List.

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