The JUEST Network was founded and is run by researchers from the Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies (NCEJS) at Northumbria University, the Aston Centre for Europe (ACE) at Aston University, and the Strategic Hub for Organised Crime Research (SHOC) at RUSI.
We hope to see a treaty that will enable EU–UK future cooperation to respond to an ever-changing security landscape in a very broad sense. For example, we propose to include:
- Cross-border security arrangements;
- Bilateral and multilateral exchange of information and operational cooperation in view of fighting transnational organised crime and terrorism;
- Cooperation with Justice and Home Affairs agencies;
- Defence cooperation;
- Criminal offending relating to food, transport and building safety, and environmental protection;
- Sharing information for employment processes for safeguarding purposes (to protect children and vulnerable adults); and
- The continued cross-border recognition and sometimes (depending on jurisdictional structure) enforcement in criminal courts of orders made by family courts in domestic violence and child welfare cases.
The Network is open to researchers from all academic disciplines and public service professionals (including, for example, colleagues working in health and on environmental initiatives) with a potential interest in the proposed treaty.