Speeches | 12 July 2006

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy - Leigh Sales presentation

The detention centre at Guantanamo Bay is leading the news at the moment. Last month the US Supreme Court handed down what the Wall Street Journal called a withering opinion, striking down the military tribunals before which the Bush Administration had planned to try the Guantanamo detainees. Congress is currently debating what to do with the detainees in light of the judgment. The Administration has announced that detainees will in future be extended the protection of the Geneva Conventions.On 12 July Leigh Sales, the ABC’s National Security Correspondent, spoke to the Wednesday Lowy Lunch seminar at the Lowy Institute about the key questions raised by Guantanamo: what the centre is like and how the US government is likely to extricate itself from the island. Leigh Sales

  • Leigh Sales

The detention centre at Guantanamo Bay is leading the news at the moment. Last month the US Supreme Court handed down what the Wall Street Journal called a withering opinion, striking down the military tribunals before which the Bush Administration had planned to try the Guantanamo detainees. Congress is currently debating what to do with the detainees in light of the judgment. The Administration has announced that detainees will in future be extended the protection of the Geneva Conventions.On 12 July Leigh Sales, the ABC’s National Security Correspondent, spoke to the Wednesday Lowy Lunch seminar at the Lowy Institute about the key questions raised by Guantanamo: what the centre is like and how the US government is likely to extricate itself from the island. Leigh Sales

  • Leigh Sales