Cuban Legal System: Contemporary Issues

This guide is for students researching Cuban Law.

Research Guides on Cuba and Links to Online Sources of Cuban Law

These are links to online research guides about Cuba and/or the Cuban Legal System. The guides, in turn, link to online sources of Cuban law:

Cuban Government Websites

This is a link to the official website of the Cuban Government: Sitio del Gobierno de la Republica de Cuba. It, in turn, links to websites for government agencies and ministries. An English language version of the site is not yet available.

United Nations

Cuba has signed several human rights treaties, so the United Nations monitors the country's compliance with treaty obligations. Information about the treaties and reports on Cuba can be found at the website of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Click on Human Rights by Country then search for Cuba or select Cuba from the list of all countries, or click on Treaty Bodies under the heading Human Rights Bodies.

Human Rights Organizations

Wesites for both Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International and Derechos/Equipo Nizkor contain information about human rights conditions in Cuba.

Some Online Information about Cuba from NGOs, Academic Institutions, and Journals

Cuba, Cuba: National Laws
Child Rights International Network (CRIN)

eGuide to Online Sources of Law Relating to Latin America: Cuba
New York City Bar

The Cuban Embargo: Policy Outlook after 50 Years, 2013
University of Georgia

Cuba: Legal Implications of the Resignation of the Cuban President
Law Library of Congress

Health in Cuba, Cooper et al.
35 (4) International Journal of Epidemiology 817 (August 2006)

The Illegal Expropriation of Property in Cuba: A Historical and Legal Analysis of the Takings and a Survey of Restitution Schemes for a Post-Socialist Cuba, Ortiz
Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review (2000)

The Cuban Rafter Phenomenon, Ackerman
Duke University Bibliographies, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Specialized Bibliographies

New York University Cuba Legal Studies Group: Library

U.S. Government Websites with Information about Cuba

U.S. Department of State, Country Studies, Cuba

United States Interests Section, Havana Cuba

U.S. Department of the Treasury, Cuba Sanctions

Canada - Cuban Relations

Canadian Government Information about Canada's bilateral relations with Cuba

Heafey Law Library Research Team