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United Nations Proceedings

Hawaiian Kingdom Complaint filed with U.N. Security Council against the United States

On July 5, 2001, the Agent for the Hawaiian Kingdom, H.E. David Keanu Sai, Acting Minister of Interior, filed with the Security Council at United Nations headquarters in New York a Complaint against the United States of America concerning the prolonged occupation of the Hawaiian Islands since the Spanish-American War of 1898.

The Complaint was filed with the Security Council in accordance with Article 35(2) of the United Nations Charter, which provides, "a State which is not a Member of the United Nations may bring to the attention of the Security Council or of the General Assembly any dispute to which it is a party if it accepts in advance, for the purpose of the dispute, the obligations of pacific settlement provided in the present Charter."

The Hawaiian Kingdom has requested the Security Council, in accordance with Article 36(1) of the United Nations Charter, to investigate the Hawaiian Kingdom question, in particular, the merits of the complaint, and to recommend appropriate procedures or methods of adjustment.

The July 6 Press Release provides a summary of the Complaint.

The Honolulu Weekly's Editors' Picks for the The Best of Honolulu 2001 call the efforts of the Hawaiian Kingdom Government, including the UN Complaint, the "Most provocative notion in Hawaiian affairs."

The Complaint is provided here in its entirety, including three attachments, totalling 139 pages, and the Complaint and each attachment are also provided as separate files.

The files are in Adobe Acrobat format,
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