The House of Lords’ EU Select Committee has published its report on “EU police and criminal justice measures”

The House of Lords’ EU Select Committee has published its report on “EU police and criminal justice measures: The UK’s 2014 opt-out decision”. The report concludes: “In light of the evidence we have received, including a preponderant view among our witnesses from the legal, law enforcement and prosecutorial professions, we conclude that the Government have not made a convincing case for exercising the opt-out and that opting out would have significant adverse negative repercussions for the internal security of the UK and the administration of criminal justice in the UK, as well as reducing its influence over this area of EU policy.”

Ilias Anagnostopoulos of ANAGNOSTOPOULOS gave oral evidence before the said Committee on 29 January 2013 on behalf of the Council of the Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE).