PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
3 November 2022
H.E. Leon Kaulahao Siu
Prof.Dr. (h.c) Mehmet Şükrü Güzel
Center for Peace and Reconciliation Studies
An international wrongful act of the United Nations against Hawaii
Chapter XI of the United Nations Charter defines a Non-Self-Governing Trerritory as a Territory “whose people have not yet attained a full measure of self-government.”
In 1946, several United Nations Member States identified Territories under their administration that were notself-governing and placed them on a United Nationslist under General Assembly Resolution
66 for the purpose of decolonization.
The United States added “Hawaii” (The Hawaiian Islands) to the UN list as a Non-Self-Governing Territory. This was done despite the fact that “Hawaii” was not a U.S. territory, but an existing sovereign state under usurpation and occupation by the United States.
By 1946, “Hawaii” (The Hawaiian Islands) had already existed as a self-governing sovereign State for over 100 years. The Kingdom of the Hawaiian Islands was formally recognized (by the United Kingdom and the Kingdom of France in 1843, and by the United States in 1844) as a sovereign State; a subject of international law under bi-lateral and multi-lateral treaties with other sovereign States, including five treaties with the United States. The Hawaiian Kingdom was a member of the Universal Postal Union; and had 137 embassies and consulates in 26 countries around the world.
The Hawaiian Kingdom was undeniably a country that had already “attained a full measure of self-government.”
The United States never lawfully acquired the Hawaiian Islands. Beginning in 1893, without provocation or warning or justification, the U.S. warship Boston, landed a company of fully armed Marines in Honolulu to back a coup d’etat by a cabal of 13 white-supremacists to forcibly depose the Hawaiian Kingdom’s Head of State, Queen Liliuokalani and seize control of the government... to the
1898 staging of a sham “annexation” of the Hawaiian Islands without a treaty... to the 1946 listing of Hawaii as a non-self-governing territory to be decolonized... to the 1959 staging of a sham statehood plebiscite, manipulating the UN decolonization process to effect the capture of the Hawaiian Islands
— the United States never acquired nor extinguished the sovereignty of the Hawaiian Kingdom.
Since the United Nations Charter defines a Non-Self-Governing Territory as a territory that has never been a subject of international law (not a sovereign State), to categorize Hawaii as a Non-Self-Governing Territory was, in fact, an international wrongful act as it contradicted Chapter XI of the United Nations Charter defining what constitutes a Non-Self-Governing Territory.
For this reason, the 1946 placement of Hawaii on the list of territories to be decolonized according to United Nations General Assembly Resolution 66, should be regarded as an international wrongful act of the United Nations.
This international wrongful act contributes to the ongoing suppression of the Hawaiian Kingdom as a sovereign State; the destruction of Hawaiian nationality; the forced imposition of U.S. citizenship; the displacement and impoverishment of the Hawaiian people; the pillaging of lands and resources of the Hawaiian people; the affliction of foreign economic, social and cultural systems; and turning a peaceful, neutral country into a principal component of the menacing U.S. war machine, placing the people of Hawaii in imminent danger of annihilation by enemies of the U.S.
The Hawaiian Kingdom and the Center for Peace and Reconciliation call upon the United Nations, its member States, and the international community to cease supporting the United States’ illegal occupation of the Hawaiian Islands and to assist in the reinstatement of the Hawaiian Islands as a sovereign, independent, peaceful, neutral State, and to normalize andresume proper international relations with the Hawaiian Islands.