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Dr. David "Keanu" Sai

P.O. Box 4146
Hilo, HI 96720

Email: anu@hawaii.edu

    Hawaiian Flag flying at The Hague
Hawaiian flag unfurled in The Hague, December 2000, during arbitration proceedings. (l-r: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Hawaiian Kingdom and the Kingdom of the Netherlands)

I have a Ph.D. in Political Science specializing in Hawaiian Constitutionalism and International Relations, and a founding member of the Hawaiian Society of Law & Politics. I served as lead Agent for the Hawaiian Kingdom in arbitration proceedings before the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague, Netherlands, from November 1999-February 2001. I also served as Agent in a Complaint against the United States of America concerning the prolonged occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom, which was filed with the United Nations Security Council on July 5, 2001. Articles on the status of the Hawaiian Kingdom as an independent state, the arbitration case and the complaint filed with the United Nations Security Council have been published in the following journals: American Journal of International Law, vol. 95 (2001); Chinese Journal of International Law, vol. 2, issue 1, (2002), and the Hawaiian Journal of Law & Politics, vol. 1 (2004).

For further information on the evolution of Hawaiian Land Titles and the Legal History of the Hawaiian Kingdom and its effect today please download and review my (2) PowerPoint presentations: Evolution of Land Titles in the Hawaiian Islands & The Legal History of the Hawaiian Kingdom.

On June 1, 2010, I filed a lawsuit in the Federal District Court for Washington, D.C., against President Obama, et al. for the violation of an 1893 Executive Agreement between President Cleveland and Queen Lili`uokalani where she conditionally assigned executive power to the President to administer Hawaiian Kingdom law and for the President to restore the Hawaiian Kingdom government whereby the executive power would be returned. Under both international and Federal law, executive agreements bind successors in office of the President to faithfully carry out executive agreements. For further information please go to: Sai v. Obama, et al..

On March 16, 2012, I presented a lecture at the Keauhou Sheraton Hotel, Island of Hawai`i, on the 1893 Overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom government by U.S. troops and the Settlement made by Executive Agreements between President Grover Cleveland and Queen Lili`uokalani" and the profound impacts today. The first executive agreement, called the Lili`uokalani assignment (January 17, 1893), mandates the U.S. President and his successors in office to administer Hawaiian Kingdom law pursuant to a temporary assignment by the Queen under threat of war; and the second executive agreement, called the Agreement of restoration (December 18, 1893), mandates the U.S. President to restore the Hawaiian Kingdom government, return the executive power, and for the Queen or her successor to grant amnesty to insurgents. According to U.S. constitutional law, executive agreements do not require ratification by the Senate or approval from Congress and has the force and effect of a treaty. 1 hour 30 minutes.

Puana Ka 'Ike - Mar. 16, 2012 from Keauhou-Kahalu‘u Education Grp on Vimeo.