Today, 15 July 2021, the Act containing supplementary provisions on cooperation in criminal matters between the European Union and the United Kingdom enters into force.
The provisions of the Act supplement certain parts of the agreement between the EU and the UK and concern cooperation on the surrender of suspected or convicted persons and the enforcement of decisions on confiscation of property.
The surrender of suspected or convicted persons is carried out in essentially the same manner as under the European arrest warrant. However, Sweden will not surrender its own citizens to the UK. In addition, surrender for political offences may be refused.
In Sweden, prosecutors and general courts are judicial authorities with the competence to take decisions in cases involving the surrender of suspected or convicted persons to and from Sweden.
The supplementary provisions also include cooperation in the 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 be enforced in the UK.