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The Origins and Development of Guantánamo's Legal Black Hole, A Talk by Michael Strauss

Date: 02/28/2014

Time: 12:15 PM - 1:15 AM

Location: 50 Mondale Hall

Cost: Free

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Friday, February 28, 2014
The Origins and Development of Guantánamo's Legal Black Hole,
A Talk by Michael Strauss

Room 50, Walter F. Mondale Hall, 229 19th Ave, S., University of Minnesota
12:15 – 1:15 p.m., free
Co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota Legal History Workshop

In this presentation, Michael Strauss, professor of international relations at Paris’ École des Hautes Études Internationales, 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.
 

Contact:

  • Name: Kevin Murphy
  • E-mail: kpmurphy@umn.edu
  • Sponsored by: American Studies, College of Liberal Arts, History, Immigration History Research Center, Institute for Advanced Study

More information: http://gitmomemory.org/stories/

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Minnesota History Center at 651-259-3000.

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