RESTORING THE KINGDOM OF HAWAII The Kanaka Maoli Route to Independence

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Restoring the Kingdom of Hawaii is a powerful book on one of the most controversial matters of international law in today’s world:  ‘self-determination’ — the right of all peoples to govern
themselves by themselves, without alien interference, so as to freely determine their political status and economic, social and cultural development…Professor Boyle pleads magistrally in
this book the case for the restoration of the Hawaiian Kingdom from the perspective of the international law right of self-determination.”
Lilliana Popa, African Journal of International and Comparative Law, Volume 24, Issue 3

 

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SYNOPSIS

In 1993, the United States Congress enacted a solemn Apology  for the United States invasion of Hawaii, admitting one hundred years later that “the indigenous Hawaiian people never directly relinquished their claims to their inherent sovereignty as a people or over their national lands to the United States.”  It thereby admitted the illegality of its incorporation of Hawaii into America as its 50th state,  opening the door for Hawaiian Independence and the restoration of the Kingdom of Hawaii.  This book chronicles the legal battle waged toward that end by international law expert Francis A. Boyle on behalf of his Kanaka Maoli clients and friends that spans almost two and a half decades.  As of this publication, that struggle has reached a decisive turning point which, if pursued following Boyle’s strategy, will lead on to the victory of restoring the 1893 Kingdom of Hawaii by the Kanaka Maoli.

This book serves as a guide for the pursuit of self-determination by occupied nations and indigenous peoples who can no longer claim numerical majorities over the whole of their native lands.  It incorporates insights derived from legal work Boyle has done for Palestine, Lithuania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Puerto Rico, Ireland and elsewhere around the world.  Francis Boyle outlines what the Kanaka Maoli have done and must do to restore their state’s independence, de facto and de jure. He details the arduous process of self-organization by disempowered peoples necessary to replicate the  sovereign  status  of governments and states in today’s world, from setting up governing structures and an economic system, to the sophisticated process of embarking on establishing relationships with and gaining recognition by states.  There is much to learn here on how to create a state for peoples who don’t have one yet.  This book is of critical importance to those scholars, leaders, and activists working in the fields of International Law, Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples, Oppressed Nations, and Nation-Building.  There is no other such book in print synthesizing expertise in all these areas into a coherent whole for the benefit of oppressed nations and persecuted peoples all over the world.

Book Details

Publish Date

2014

Page Count

196

ISBN

978-0-9860731-7-5

Ebook ISBN

978-0-9860731-9-9

Author

Francis A. Boyle

Reviews

4 reviews for RESTORING THE KINGDOM OF HAWAII The Kanaka Maoli Route to Independence

  1. Lilliana Popa

    “Restoring the Kingdom of Hawaii is a powerful book on one of the most controversial matters of international law in today’s world: ‘self-determination’ — the right of all peoples to govern themselves by themselves, without alien interference, so as to freely determine their political status and economic, social and cultural development…Professor Boyle pleads magistrally in this book the case for the restoration of the Hawaiian Kingdom from the perspective of the
    internaitonal law right of self-determination.”
    Lilliana Popa, African Journal of International and Comparative Law, Volume 24, Issue 3

  2. Arizona Journal

    “Beyond the analysis that is developed in Restoring the Kingdom of Hawaii from an international law perspective and addressed exclusively to specialists (scholars and practitioners), the general reader may discover in this book a captivating narrative, which evokes a story of a humiliated People, made to kneel and enslaved in their own country for more than two hundred years. This People, the native Hawaiians, are now struggling for survival and independence under the threat of an imminent extinction, inflicted by an oppressor infinitely superior in power. In this unequal battle, they have on their side solely international law.”
    Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law, 24.3

  3. Huffington Post

    “[Boyle’s] suggestions include the advice of Queen Liliuokalani, to let the people make the decision, and have an elected constitutional monarchy. He reveals many options that would be decided by the people. Boyle believes that there is power for oppressed people through international law based on the legal work he has done for Palestine, Bosnia, Ireland, Lithuania, Puerto Rico and other countries throughout the world…”
    Huffington Post

  4. centro di documentazione

    “Honest defender of oppressed peoples, naturally supported by a deep knowledge of the issue and its legal implications, Boyle shows that the restoration of the Hawaiian monarchy is not a bizarre fantasy, but that there are the conditions to achieve it. Required reading for the Italians dealing with indigenous issues, given that in our country the issue is completely ignored.” [translated]
    centro di documentazione sui popoli minacciati, Italy

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