The rules on extraditing a suspect from one country to another should be reciprocal.

The current rules (in the Extraditon Act 2003) on extraditing a suspect from the US to the UK require the UK to prove in a US court that there is "reasonable cause". However, when the US wants to extradite someone from the UK they do not have to prove that there is a case to answer.

If the US requires the UK to show that there is reasonable cause, then the UK should require the US to do the same if it wishes to extradite someone.

Why is this idea important?

It is unfair that different rules should apply to US and UK citizens.

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