Brexit and the future of UK-EU police cooperation
BREXIT poses several challenges to UK-EU police cooperation. Both parts agree on the need to keep working together against serious and organised crime. However the modalities of this cooperation are still unclear. There is no precedent of non-EU or non-Schengen members to access the European police and criminal justice tools.
The UK will no longer be accountable to the EU’s judicial institutions. Neither will it be part of the adjudicatory oversight and judicial decisionmaking process. Brexit may also complicate intelligence-sharing.
The UK and the EU will need to rediscuss UK participation in more than 30 initiatives, including Europol, Eurojust, the Second Generation Schengen, Information System (SIS II), the European Arrest Warrant (EAW), the European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS), the Prüm Decisions and the Passenger Name Records (PNR). Bringing together representatives from government, law enforcement and academia, this workshop aims to explore future scenarios for UK-EU police cooperation.