Supplementary provisions to agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom
The Government decided today [15 April] to refer a proposal to the Council on Legislation containing certain supplementary provisions on law enforcement and judicial cooperation in criminal matters to the agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom.
The proposal referred to the Council on Legislation concerns cooperation on surrender of suspected or convicted persons and enforcement of decisions on confiscation of property.
Surrender of suspected or convicted persons will primarily be carried out in the same manner as under the European arrest warrant. In contrast to the EU cooperation, the proposals stipulate that Sweden will not surrender its own citizens to the UK and that surrender for political offences may be refused.
The supplementary proposal also means that prosecutors will be competent to issue arrest warrants in Sweden, and that prosecutors and general courts will be competent to decide on surrender cases to and from Sweden.
Supplementary rules are also proposed to the cooperation concerning enforcement of decisions on confiscation of property in both Sweden and the UK. This means for example that the Swedish Enforcement Authority can request that a Swedish decision on confiscation is to be enforced in the UK.
It is proposed that the legislative amendments enter into force on 15 July 2021.
Press Secretary to the Minister for Home Affairs Mikael Damberg
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