How Brexit May Impact UK Criminal Justice

Law360 (January 17, 2019, 4:23 PM EST) -- Among the many potential impacts of the U.K.’s withdrawal from the EU, the end of the various current arrangements for cooperation in criminal justice, or internal security, matters has attracted relatively little attention in the press. Those involved in such arrangements have raised significant concerns, however, which are only partly met by the recent publication of the 585-page draft withdrawal agreement, or DWA, and the 7-page outline of the political declaration, or OPD, that accompanies it.


By way of background, the U.K.’s participation in the EU’s Justice and Home Affairs measures is subject to a specially negotiated "opt-in" mechanism. Under...

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