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15 Feb 2021

Post-Brexit UK / EU extradition arrangements: business as usual?

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On 24 December 2020, the UK and the EU agreed the terms of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (the “TCA”). Contained in the TCA is the agreement reached between the 27 EU Member States (the “EU 27”) and the UK on extradition. These new extradition arrangements replace the Framework Decision 2002/584 JHA on the European Arrest Warrant (the “EAW Framework”) as the basis for extradition requests between the UK and the EU 27. However, many of the EAW Framework’s key features remain. The question therefore arises: despite the significant changes to relations with the EU 27, rung in by the end of the transition period, will extradition between the UK and EU remain a case of “business as usual”? 

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