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Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas presented evidence to two parliamentary committees

He spoke on the impact of the EU-UK post-Brexit Trade and Co-operation Agreement on law enforcement and security co-operation

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New extradition, data sharing and law enforcement cooperation arrangements are underpinned by the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), academics told a Westminster committee. The justice and law experts cautioned the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee that the EU would likely move to suspend those arrangements if the UK stepped away from the ECHR. Valsamis Mitsilegas, Professor of European Criminal Law at Queen Mary University of London, told committee members: “It is clear that any decision from the UK to repeal the Human Rights Act will affect the functioning of the agreement." Read more in The Daily Mail.

Professor Mitsilegas also spoke on this issue to the EU Security and Justice Sub-Committee (also available on BBC IPlayer)

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