European Arrest Warrants

Home Office written question – answered on 6th March 2020.

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Photo of Stella Creasy Stella Creasy Labour/Co-operative, Walthamstow

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department's policy on implementation of European Arrest Warrants (EAW) will be maintained during the transition period; and whether she plans to take steps before the end of that period to (a) process and implement outstanding EAWs, (b) ensure that legal proceedings for pending EAWs are not to required to re-start and (c) reduce the risk of potential legal challenges to EAWs in the event that legal proceedings are required to re-start.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Minister of State, Home Department

European Arrest Warrants issued during the Transition Period are valid for the whole of that period.

The Withdrawal Agreement provides that at the end of the Transition Period, in the absence of any other arrangements, procedures under the European Arrest Warrant Framework Decision will continue to conclusion in circumstances where an arrest has already been made. This is implemented in the UK by the Law Enforcement and Security (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which provide for extradition proceedings which have begun before 31 December 2020 to continue to conclusion.

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