Our work in this area encompasses doctrinal legal and interdisciplinary approaches to international and transnational criminal law. In particular, our staff members work on international criminal courts and tribunals, the role of domestic courts in addressing international crimes, international tribunal backlash, and the pursuit of (criminal) justice in transitions from conflict to peace.

Publications

Highlights from our work in this area:

Evolving Justice Arrangements Post-Brexit

Dr Anni Pues is co-investigator of a research project on ‘Evolving Justice Arrangements Post-Brexit’, which is funded by the Joint Committee of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. The project explores the ideal routes to a cooperative justice space between the UK and the European Union that fully respects human rights and equality. It examines the current cooperative justice arrangements, including for example the European Arrest Warrant, prisoner repatriation, policing, data sharing and securing of electronic evidence to inform a future security treaty between the UK and the EU.

 

This report provides an analysis of existing justice and security cooperation between the UK and the EU, as well as the evolving justice arrangements post-Brexit. On 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Given the current level of cooperation between the UK and EU on justice and security matters, this stands to have potentially far reaching and severe consequences for the UK. Yet, research and public discussion on the potential impact of Brexit for justice and security has been largely absent. With much of the focus being on areas such as trade, borders, immigration and sovereignty, the Joint Committee of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission commissioned this academic research report on the evolving justice arrangements post-Brexit, with a particular focus on the human rights implications.

 

Publisher: Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

 

Publication Date: 2019