Practice Relating to Rule 160. Statutes of Limitation
Cuba’s Penal Code (1987) states that its provisions regarding statutes of limitation for penal action “do not apply to cases for which the law foresees the death penalty and to crimes against humanity”.
The Code adds that its provisions regarding statutes of limitation for punishment “do not apply with respect to crimes against humanity”.
In 2010, in its second periodic report to the Committee against Torture, Cuba stated:
Article 64 of the Criminal Code establishes the statute of limitations under Cuban criminal law, which ranges from three to 25 years. Crimes against humanity carry no statute of limitations. The statute of limitations under criminal law is also applicable to military jurisdictions.