GTMO in MSP: The Origins of Guantánamo’s Legal Black Hole, Feb. 28, 2014
The Origins and Development of Guantánamo’s Legal Black Hole
February 28, 2014, 12:15-1:15pm
Room 50, Walter F. Mondale Hall,
229 19th Ave, S., University of Minnesota
A talk by Michael Strauss, Professor of International Relations at Paris’ École des Hautes Études Internationales
In this presentation, Professor Strauss explains what the jurisdictional gap is and how it emerged and evolved through a combination of things: the lease itself and how it has been interpreted; the US and Cuban legal systems; the application of the US constitution and laws on territory that is controlled by the US but is not US sovereign territory; and whether the conditions that gave rise to the “legal black hole” can be replicated elsewhere – or already are.
Co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota Legal History Workshop.
- GTMO in MSP: Program of Events
- Guantánamo Public Memory Project
- Minnesota History Center website
- IAS Teaching Heritage Collaborative