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"In Cuba there is no formal and explicit determination of the sources of Law. At present, however, beyond the normative act as only way for the creation of Law, exists other forms, among which is the jurisprudence. This article discusses some elements that sustain the possibility and necessity of its recognition in the Cuban legal system and the consequences of this fact, since the development of the jurisprudence in different historical moments, the main positions and doctrinal controversies especially in the Cuban academic circles, and its concrete manifestation in the judicial system in Cuba."
ECOLEX is an information service on environmental law, operated jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Can be used to search for legislation, literature, treaties, and court opinions.
"The Official Gazette of the Republic of Cuba is the official body of normative publicity, constitutionally recognized. The Ministry of Justice is responsible for its publication and is the custodian of its central archive." [Translation from Google Translate.] Includes links to legistion: click " Legislación Cubana"
The World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII) is a free, independent and non-profit global legal research facility developed collaboratively by multiple international Legal Information Institutes and other organisations.
Every society must find a way to resolve the tension between individual interests and the common good. Today, poorer nations bear the added burden of sagging economies and colossal debt, hardly a sound basis for sustaining a semblance of civil rights or social justice. Cuba stands apart, as a small and poor country, which nevertheless has established standards of access to education, health care and housing that are among the highest in the world. An understanding of the legal system that has fostered and continues to protect this singular achievement offers inarguably important lessons for the global legal and policy-making community. Debra Evenson's eloquent analysis of Cuban law and society first appeared in 1994, and remains the only detailed, first-hand treatment of the subject. This thoroughly revised second edition incorporates the many changes that have taken place in Cuba during the last decade.
Producing Legality provides a window into the official construction of socialist legality in Cuba and the dissemination of this legal consciousness throughout the country. It links abstract theories of lawmaking and the state with the specific dilemmas confronting individual policymakers to detail the inner workings of the Cuban legal order.
University of Ottawa Faculty of Law's JuriGlobe, a multilingual information data bank containing general information relating to the different legal systems in the world. Click 'West Indies" to find Cuba.