Posted by ROBERT MOORE on November 20, 2007 at 21:51:57:
In Reply to: Congress Takes Steps Toward Peace posted by DEAN on June 22, 2006 at 14:25:29:
From: Robert Moore
Subject: TRUTH AMERICA !
Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2007 7:51 AM
International Disputes - The RMI Claim
Legality of the Republic of the Marshall Islands' claim to Eneen-Kio Atoll
Influenced by armed conflicts, territorial claims, United Nations mandated administration as a Pacific Trust Territory and other factors, the modern political development of Micronesia took form following the end of World War II.
Eneen-Kio Atoll was well-known to be a part of the Ratak Archipelago of the Marshall Islands by virtually all Marshallese adults. When the Republic of the Marshall Islands gained its independence in 1979, Eneen-Kio Atoll was not incorporated and was specifically excluded from the territorial boundaries of the atolls under its jurisdiction, despite its Marshallese name, its natural geographic (geologic) orientation as part of the Ratak Archipelago and its unequivocal ancestral links with ancient Marshallese religious, social and cultural mores.
Since the Republic of the Marshall Islands was not a sovereign nation in 1899 when the United States, and subsequently the Empire of Japan, illegally commenced their respective occupations of Eneen-Kio Atoll, it is the position of the hereditary allodial landowner that the present government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands has no valid basis for any claim of jurisdiction and never has had any justifiable claim. If it were possible that the RMI government had a valid claim, it would, in any event, derive through the landowner, the Iroijlaplap, whose ownership was officially recognized in 1987 by the RMI President, Minister of Justice and Chief Secretary. The RMI government is prohibited from owning land as consequence of the natural laws inherent in Marshallese culture and traditional rights of land tenure.
The Iroijlaplap not only has NOT relinquished his claim in favor of the RMI government, but in fact has endeavored to establish an independent state, separate from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, since two years before the RMI actually achieved independence under the Compact of Free Association with the United States and was no longer considered a UN Pacific Trust Territory.
Also see :
RMI President signs ownership title to ten atolls, verified by the RMI Chief Secretary
RMI Minister of Justice signs ownership title to ten atolls, verified by the RMI Chief Secretary
Under Illegal Occupation by the United States
Robert Moore M P