Here's How The US Is About To Change Global Torture Rules

The Obama administration will appear in Geneva for a review of America's record.

— -- The Obama administration will tell a U.N. anti-torture committee today that the U.S. has reversed a Bush administration rule that had said the ban on torture did not extend beyond America's borders.

The U.S. hasn’t come before the committee since Obama took office. The Bush administration had maintained the Conventions don’t apply outside the U.S., the White House confirms to ABC News.

The U.S. delegation will also tell the committee America does not believe a time of war means the Geneva Conventions do not apply, although more specific laws or war can take precedence, Meehan said.