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Future of UK-EU police and security co-operation to be explored 

The EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee starts its inquiry into future UK-EU police and security co-operation taking evidence from academics, NGOs and legal professionals on the aspects of current UK-EU co-operation that may be worth sustaining, and the practicalities of doing so.

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The meeting takes place tomorrow, Wednesday, September 14. Witnesses will include:

Dr Paul Swallow, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, Criminal Justice and Computing at Canterbury Christ Church University;
Professor Steve Peers, Professor of Law, University of Essex;
Mr Tony Bunyan, Director, Statewatch; and
Helen Malcolm QC, The Bar Council

The Committee will explore a number of issues with witnesses, including:

What are the main priorities the Government may want to pursue in the area of police and security co-operation in the course of negotiations;
How UK relationships with agencies such as Europol may look following departure from the EU;
The practical impact of losing access to EU databases and information exchange systems and options or precedents for securing access from outside the EU; and
What options are available for re-establishing some form of mutual recognition in criminal matters with countries in the EU following a UK exit. 

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