Critics on Extradition Law in U.S.
The U.S. must and does present significant evidence to the UK with every extradition request. UK
authorities consider that evidence before agreeing to extradite a suspect. The evidentiary standards that
each country has to meet to extradite someone are the same. In fact, in practice, all extradition requests
between the U.S. and UK must meet the evidentiary standards required in both countries. Each country is
also always required to present enough evidence to meet our domestic standards – either "probable cause" or "reasonable suspicion" – before prosecutors can issue an arrest warrant and request an extradition from
the other side.