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GENEVA CONVENTION COVERS DETAINEES

Steven Ratner"Our own Supreme Court has made it completely clear that, whatever their status, (detainees) are entitled to some minimal protections under the Geneva Convention. That ruling is binding law in the United States, no matter what the former vice president says."

Steven R. Ratner, Bruno Simma Collegiate Professor of Law, in a PolitiFact.com article fact-checking Dick Cheney's comment that terrorists are "not covered by the Geneva Convention" following the Senate report on alleged torture by the CIA.

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