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Self-Determination

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The right of a people to self-determination is a cardinal principle in modern international law (commonly regarded as a jus cogens rule), binding, as such, on the United Nations as authoritative interpretation of the Charter’s norms. It states that a people, based on respect for the principle of equal rights and fair equality of opportunity, have the right to freely choose their sovereignty and international political status with no interference.

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Mainimg 8669  large Court cases reveal the limited deference to which the Hawaiian language is afforded by the state
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ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi is an official state language but, as two court cases are highlighting, the extent to which the State of Hawaiʻi recognizes its citizens' rights to access Hawaiian in official capacities is limited. Read More »

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