Brexit deal betrayal: EU reserves right to 'suspend deal' if UK drifts away from ECHR

Press quote (Express)
25 December 2020

Camino Mortera-Martinez, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, wrote on Twitter: "As expected the 'Trade and Co-operation Deal' covers both trade and co-operation on matters such as law enforcement, civil and criminal judicial matters and research. It contains an additional 'horizontal' chapter on governance.

"The UK agreed to stay in the European Convention of Human Rights quite late during negotiations, but it was a breakthrough, as there can be no police and, especially, judicial cooperation without mutual trust on each other's human rights standards.

"As such, the EU reserves the right to suspend the agreement if the UK drifts away from the ECHR."