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New! August 4, 2013: Legal Brief, "The Continuity of the Hawaiian State and the Legitimacy of the acting Government of the Hawaiian Kingdom."

Dr. David Keanu Sai lectures on the illegal and prolonged occupation of the Hawaiian Islands and its profound impact today. March 15, 2013, Keauhou Sheraton Hotel, Hawaii. 2 hour 14 minutes.

1893 Executive Agreements & Profound Impacts Today from Keauhou-Kahalu‘u Education Grp on Vimeo.

Larsen v. Hawaiian Kingdom arbitration proceedings in the Peace Palace, Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague, Netherlands. December 7-11, 2000. 21 minutes.

David Keanu Sai The Chairman's Welcome

Greetings and Aloha,

Welcome to the website of the Hawaiian Kingdom Government presently operating within the occupied State of the Hawaiian Islands. Since the Spanish-American War, 1898, our Nation has been under prolonged occupation by the United States of America. Our web pages tell you about the range of activities carried out by the Hawaiian Government in developing our relations with the community of Nations in regards to the occupation and the profound economic benefits that arise from its exposure. Click here to download the Strategic Plan of the acting Council of Regency (208KB PDF document).

The primary objective of the Hawaiian Kingdom Government is to expose the occupation of our nation within the framework of the 1907 Hague Conventions IV and V and our domestic statutes, and to provide a foundation for transition and the ultimate end of the occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Article 43 of the 1907 Hague Convention IV mandates that the occupying government, being the United States of America, must administer the laws of the occupied State, being the Hawaiian Kingdom, and any deviation of this mandate is a violation of international law. Presently, the Hawaiian Islands reluctantly serves as the HQ's for the largest of the nine unified military commands of the United States armed forces in the world, U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM).

On August 10, 2012, the acting government filed a Protest and Demand with 55 Annexes against 173 members of the United Nations with the President of the United Nations General Assembly regarding the United States' occupation of the Hawaiian Islands. The Protest and Demand was accepted under Article 35(2) of the United Nations Charter, where a "State which is not a Member of the United Nations may bring to the attention of the General Assembly any [situation].

The acting government has provided another link War Crime Reports that publicizes individuals who have been reported to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland, for committing war crimes. The reporting of war crimes on this website is authorized by Section 495(a), U.S. Army Field Manual 27-10, whereby the remedial action of "Publication of the facts, with a view to influencing public opinion against the offending [individuals]" is legally authorized under the laws of occupation. This website will be periodically updated by publicly identifying individuals, whether government or civilian, who committed war crimes.

On December 10, 2012, the acting government deposited its Instrument of Accession acceding to the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) with the United Nations Secretary-General in New York City. By acceding to the ICC Rome Statute, the Hawaiian Kingdom, as a State, accepted the exercise of the ICC's jurisdiction over war crimes committed within its territory by its own nationals as well as war crimes committed by nationals of States that are not State Parties to the ICC Rome Statute, such as the United States. The ICC prosecutes individuals and not States.

On June 17, 2013, the ICC received the acting government's Referral to initiate criminal investigations and its Declaration extending the jurisdiction of the ICC to investigate war crimes committed on Hawaiian territory since July 1, 2002. Initially the ICC's jurisdiction was limited to crimes committed after March 4, 2013 when it began its jurisdiction over the Hawaiian Islands. On June 24, 2013, the Office of the Prosecutor acknowledged receipt of the communication and stated they "will give consideration to this communication, as appropriate, in accordance with the provisions of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court," and assigned it reference no. OTP-CR-206/13.

Regarding the occupation of Hawaiian territory, the ICC is authorized under the Rome Statute to prosecute individuals for committing the following war crimes during an occupation:

  1. Destruction and appropriation of property;
  2. Denying a fair trial;
  3. Unlawful deportation and transfer of persons to another State;
  4. Unlawful confinement;
  5. The transfer, directly or indirectly, by the Occupying Power of parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies;
  6. Destroying protected objects dedicated to religion, education, art, science or charitable purposes, historic monuments;
  7. Destroying or seizing the property of the Occupied State;
  8. Compelling participation in military operations;
  9. Outrages upon personal dignity;
  10. Displacing civilians.

There is a new history book, Ua Mau Ke Ea: Sovereignty Endures, on the legal and political history of the Hawaiian Kingdom that spans from Kamehameha I, progenitor of the Hawaiian Kingdom, to the present, and an accompanying DVD. Ua Mau Ke Ea: Sovereignty Endures is required reading for classes at the University of Hawai'i colleges and high schools throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

Me ka 'oia'i'o (Sincerely),

David Keanu Sai, Ph.D.
Chairman of the Council of Regency
Acting Minister of the Interior

Acting Council of Regency
P.O. Box 2194
Honolulu, H.I. 96805-2194
Email: interior@hawaiiankingdom.org

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