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May: Joint committee could arbitrate EU-UK science deals

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The British government has proposed that a committee of legal experts, with equal representation from the UK and the European Union, succeeds the European Court of Justice as the body responsible for dispute resolutions post-Brexit.

In a 14-page paper published on 23 August, the British government said that it remains committed to end “the direct jurisdiction” of the ECJ when the UK withdraws from the EU in March 2019.

But the paper—the sixth, and most recently published, of an expected set of 12 papers that will outline the UK’s position in the Brexit negotiations—also suggests a range of options for resolving future disputes. Some of these would allow for the involvement of European judges or the application of case law arising from the ECJ.

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