By James Albertini | Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-Violent Education and Action
Queen Liliuokalani, Hawaii’s last monarch (bottom) – On January 17, 1893, Hawaii’s monarchy was overthrown when a group of businessmen and sugar planters, aided by U.S. Marines, forced Queen Liliuokalani to resign.
On November 28, 1843, the United Kingdom and France jointly recognized the Hawaiian Kingdom as a sovereign and independent state, followed by formal recognition by the United States on July 6, 1844. In 1893, when it was overthrown, the Hawaiian kingdom was enforced more than 90 legations (embassies) and consulates around the world.
“The US National Lawyers Guild (NLG), with 70 chapters and more than 6,000 members, calls on the United States of America, the state of Hawaii and the Hawaii counties to immediately begin complying with international humanitarian law in its longstanding and illegal occupation of the Hawaiian Islands. “
- NLG strongly condemns the prolonged and illegal occupation of the Hawaiian Islands.
- NLG also condemns the illegal presence and enforcement of the US Indo-Pacific Command with its 118 military sites scattered across the Hawaiian Islands, making the islands the target of nuclear attack by North Korea, China and Russia.
- NLG calls on the United States to immediately comply with international humanitarian law and to apply the laws of the Hawaiian kingdom as an occupied state.
- NLG calls on the legal and human rights community to view the United States’ presence in the Hawaiian Islands from the prism of international law and to condemn it outright as an illegal occupation under international law.
- NLG supports the Hawaiian Council of Regency, which represented the Hawaiian Kingdom at the Permanent Court of Arbitration, in its efforts to seek a solution consistent with international law and its strategy to ensure that the State of Hawai’i and its counties comply with international humanitarian law as the administration of the occupation state.
See November 10, 2020 NLG Letter to Hawaii Ige Government https://malu-aina.org/?p=7062
See for the full NLG statement https://www.nlg.org/nlg-calls-upon-us-to-immed Immediately-comply-with-international-humanitarian-law-in-its-illegal-occupation-of-the-hawaiian-islands /
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Lā Kū Oko’a! November 28, 1843