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Criminal Justice Centre: The UK's 2014 Opt-Out - What future for the UK within EU police and criminal justice co-operation?

31 January 2013

Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm
Venue: Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU

The European Movement and Queen Mary's Criminal Justice Centre are holding an event to  discuss the UK government's decision on whether to opt out of EU co-operation measures in the field of criminal and policing law.

The Home Secretary’s announcement that the Government is considering opting out of 130 JHA measures has ignited a wide debate and criticism around the risks and repercussions surrounding such a move. The event, hosted in association with JUSTICE, will provide a wide range of perspectives on the consequences of a possible opt-out, with a particular focus on the European Arrest Warrant, the most widely used measure falling within the opt-out's scope. Representatives from politics, academia, NGOs and law enforcement will offer their expert opinions on what lies in store for EU co-operation in the field of criminal justice and the UK’s role within it.
The panel will feature:

  • Baroness Sarah Ludford, Member of the European Parliament, Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas, Professor of EU Criminal Law and Head of Law School, Queen Mary, University of London
  • Jodie Blackstock, Director of Criminal and EU Justice Policy, JUSTICE
  • Commander Allan Gibson, ACPO Lead on Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance

Moderator: Petros Fassoulas, Chairman, European Movement UK

6.30 for a 6.45 start. The event will be followed by a reception.

How to Book

To register please email your full name and organisation to before 29 January 2013.


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