‘The law is prostituted in Cuba,’ complain students at the University of Havana
They say that the Law School has become a ‘den of police, opportunists and mediocrity’.
Students at the Law School of the University of Havana expressed their disagreement with the educations they are receiving at an academic institution where the violations of rights committed by the Cuban regime are not addressed, nor the challenges that this entails for the justice system.
In a collective letter published anonymously on Monday, the signatories explain that they enrolled “excited about pursuing a prestigious course of studies. We came with the idea of doing good for the people. That was before we discovered that there can be no justice where the law is prostituted. Now we are disillusioned, halfway between our academic lives and an uncertain professional future.”
They stress that they all come from “revolutionary’ families, who believed in the process, although at this point our own parents are sad, scared and disenchanted. Today they just want the time to pass, for us to get our degrees and go somewhere else. To be able to live with dignity, without misery and in freedom.”
The authors of the document state that their professors are phonies “who do not believe in the ethical codes governing good professors and jurists” because “they have betrayed the most elementary human and intellectual imperative: a commitment to the truth.”