European Union’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice After Brexit: Consequences and Future Prospects

Josifovic, Ivica and Keskoski, Zlatko (2017) European Union’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice After Brexit: Consequences and Future Prospects. VIZIONE (28). pp. 42-434. ISSN 1857- 9221

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In June 2016 the citizens of the United Kingdom voted for leaving the European Union. The paper aims to explain the consequences in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ), as well as to offer so future directions regarding the development of this area after the Brexit. The UK has concluded arrangements with the EU regarding the withdrawal of some measures in the AFSJ, especially criminal law and justice, as well as to choose in which measures to approach voluntarily (for example, the European Arrest Warrant). The paper additionally explains the situation in the AFSJ with the UK within the EU and the consequences following the activation of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. The consequences from Brexit in AFSJ are more of speculative nature and depend on the outcome of the exit negotiations. However, the UK will most probably review some of the existing arrangements, as some fall under the Council and in practice are less effective. In other areas, the UK could negotiate bilateral agreements with some of the EU member-states or the EU as whole. It is possible that without mutual recognition and confidence among EU member-states supporting, for example, the European Arrest Warrant, these arrangements to become more and more complicated. In the conclusion, some considerations are given regarding the range of cooperation between UK and EU in the AFSJ, which might exist after finishing the Article 50 procedure and the official UK exit from the EU. As it is not possible to assume which arrangements might be agreed between EU and UK, it is possible to put some summary as a guidance of the existing cooperation forms in the AFSJ between EU and UK.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Social Sciences > Law
Divisions: Faculty of Law
Depositing User: Ivica Josifovik
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2018 13:40
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2018 13:40

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