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Creighton’s Report on the Resolution of Outstanding Property Claims between Cuba and the United States Released

Creighton’s Report on the Resolution of Outstanding Property Claims between Cuba and the United States Released

A team of law and political science professors from Creighton University announced the results of their investigation and report on the best outcome to develop a model for a property claims settlement mechanism between Cuba and the United States, as outlined in a grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded the University in October 2005.

Creighton University’s 2007 Report on the Resolution of Outstanding Property Claims between Cuba & the United States outlines models for a post-Castro tribunal and court to settle important issues concerning property expropriated by the Cuban government after the 1959 revolution.

The report proposes incentives to create further investment in Cuba, protects the residential security of Cubans on the island, compares recommendations to other national and international claims systems, incorporates cases filed by U.S. nationals after Castro’s take-over, and addresses the property claims of Cuban-Americans.

Creighton University Vice president for Academic Affairs Patrick Borchers , an international expert in conflict of laws, led the cross-disciplinary team of six people developing this model. Team members included Dr. Erika Moreno, a Latin America specialist, Dr. James Wunsch, and Dr. Richard Witmer of Creighton’s Political Science Department. Other team members included, Professor Arthur Pearlstein, director of the Law School’s Werner Institute for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, and Professor Michael J. Kelly, the Law School’s international law specialist.

 Audio Summary of Presentation by Patrick Borchers

If you would like to order a copy of the report it is available for $45 by contacting Pam Hopkins at:
hopkins@creighton.edu