192. The Government should increase the proof required for the extradition of British citizens to the US so as to require sufficient evidence to establish probable cause, as is required for the extradition of a US citizen to the UK. This will require renegotiation of the UK-US Extradition Treaty.
196. We recommend that the Government urgently renegotiate this article of the US-UK extradition treaty to exclude the possibility that extradition is requested and granted in cases such as that of Mr Bermingham and Mr Ahmed, where the UK police and prosecution authorities have already made a decision not to charge or prosecute an individual on the same evidence adduced by the US authorities to request extradition.
This would also apply to Gary McKinnon.
The previous Labour government managed to totally ignore any "human rights" recommendations made by this Joint Committee of the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
Will the "we have still not made good our pre-election promises" Conservative / Liberal Democrat Coalition Government find excuses to ignore this report as well ?