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European Arrest Warrants

Question for Home Office

UIN HL11886, tabled on 28 November 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether continued UK participation in the European Arrest Warrant is subject to the outcome of future negotiations; and which countries currently have legislative or constitutional restrictions on extradition to countries outside the EU.

Answered on

12 December 2018

The UK is seeking a comprehensive security relationship which preserves mutually important operational capabilities whilst allowing the UK and EU to continue to work together to combat fast evolving security threats.

The Political Declaration, published on 26 November 2018, unequivocally recognises that both the UK and the EU need a strong future relationship on internal security given the shared threats we face, our geographical proximity, and the need to continue to protect all of our citizens from harm. The text specifically reflects that the UK and EU have agreed extradition as a priority area for our future cooperation.

It will be for Member States to determine how they implement their rights and obligations under the Withdrawal Agreement or, in a no deal scenario, how they operate the 1957 European Convention on Extradition.

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