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At the United Nations, there have been many activities regarding Hawaii but which are not familiar with many people in Hawaii. The documents below just touch the surface of the most relevant events occurring at the General Assembly, the International Court of Justice, and the other specialized organizations of the U.N. The ICJ is the judicial arm of the U.N. and we have posted a recent decision regarding decolonization which has very important implications for the Hawaii case. The second document calls for members of the General Assembly to review an error which it made in taking Hawaii off the list of places to be decolonized. The third document sets forth one possible resolution for re-inscribing Hawaii back on that list. The next document does a legal analysis for decolonization of Hawaii and the fifth document is a "historical" document which records for posterity the voices of former Governor Quinn, former C.J. William Richardson, both of whom are now deceased, and offers an important look into the mistake they participated in bringing about Statehood.
The next document combines some of the documents also found elsewhere and is a response to an inquiry by a Special Rapporteur (reporter or investigator) from the office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights regarding the Legacy of Colonization. I have written that document from the perspective of the Hawaii case. That last entry includes many attachments which gives a background of the Hawaii situation and some particulars with respect to a present criminal proceeding.
I have also included documents responding to the Alaska situation to the Special Rapporteur. The investigator may be able to see the great similarity in the legal case for decolonization between Hawaii and Alaska.
Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions after reading these documents.
Poka Laenui May 5, 2021
- INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE
- A Call for Review of the Historical Facts Surrounding UNGA Resolution 1469 (xiv) of 1959 Which Recognized Attainment of Self-Government for Hawaii
- Resolution for the Re-inscription of Hawaii on the List of non-self governing territories
- Historical Analysis for Decolonization
- Statehood Dialogue
- Response to Special Rappatour by Poka Laenui for HNTA, This is the Lead Document
- Annexes listing for Response to Special Rappatour to Hawaii Response
- Annex 1, Hawaiian Sovereignty Advisory Commission report
- Annex 2, Public Law 103-150
- Annex 3, President Cleveland's message about Hawaii, December 18, 1893
- Annex 4, DIALOGUE - Statehood & Sovereignty
- Annex 5, A Call for Review of the Historical Facts Surrounding UNGA Resolution 1469 (xiv) of 1959 Which Recognized Attainment of Self-Government
- Annex 6, Mechanism to hold U.S.A. responsible Internationally
- Annex 7, Mechanisms to hold U.S.A. responsible Domestically
- Annex 8, Hawaiian cases challenging U.S. legality and jurisdiction
- Annex 9.1, Motion to Dismiss on the Grounds of Lack of Jurisdiction
- Annex 9.2, Memorandum in Support of Motion
- Annex 9.3 Defendant's Supplemental Memorandum in Support of the Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction
- Annex 9.4 Declaration of Andrea L June
- Annex 9.5, State of Hawaii's Memorandum in Opposition to defendant's motions to dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction
- Annex 9.6, Supplemental Memorandum to State's Memorandum in Opposition to Defendant's motion to dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction
- Annex 9.7 Order Denying Defendant's motion to dismiss on the grounds of Lack of Jurisdiction
- Annex 10. RESOLUTION PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION OF HAWAIIAN NATIONALITY updated for 2020 legislature
- Case for Alaska & Hawaii's Reinscription on Decolonization list by Ambassador Ronald Barnes
- Exhibit RB II.1 Signed Act of State by Elder Council of Tununak, Alaska from Ambassador Ronald Barnes
- M Alfred de Zayas April 30 Memo Alaska
- NCAI Resolution Alaska International Status
- On the Human Rights Defenders attack in Alaska by Ambassador Ronald Barnes
- BarnesTreatySeminarBP21 on UN history of Alaska and Hawaii