UK opt-outs in the area of freedom, security and justice
Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester
UK opt-outs in the area of freedom, security and justice

The following Public Law practice note Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • UK opt-outs in the area of freedom, security and justice
  • Scope of competence
  • The Legal Framework of the Treaty of Lisbon 2009
  • Protocols applicable to the UK during the Transitional Period 2009–2014
  • Protocol 19 on the Schengen Aquis
  • Protocol 21 on the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
  • Protocol 36 on transitional provisions
  • The Jurisdiction of the Court of Justice
  • The UK Process of Opting-in
  • The Criminal Justice and Data Protection (Protocol No 36) Regulations 2014

IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for public law?

Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no longer an EU Member State and its relationship with the EU is governed by the Withdrawal Agreement, which came into effect on 1 February 2020. In accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be treated as a Member State for many purposes. As a third country, the UK can no longer participate in the EU’s political institutions, agencies, offices, bodies and governance structures (except to the limited extent agreed), but the UK must continue to adhere to EU law and submit to the continuing jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union in accordance with the transitional arrangements in the Withdrawal

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