A set of rules governing the treatment of prisoners of war. Most countries signed this in 1949. In 1977, there was a ratification to include (from what I understand) freedom fighters, rebels, guerillas, people of that nature. The United States did not ratify this. So I guess I'm left wondering why everyone's accusing the U.S. of G.C. violations when we made no agreement to protect the shitheads we're torturing. Of course I'm probably wrong on all this.