Simply stated, this paper proposes revitalization of a long dormant Hawaiian legislative plan to create a state-of-the-art facility in the Aloha State specializing in avoiding, managing and resolving international commercial conflicts using methods other than traditional litigation. The paper's premise is that a mid-Pacific facility specializing in the use of non-litigation methods for dealing with Pacific Rim transnational commercial disputes would both enhance Pacific Rim commerce, in general, and posture Hawaii as a major player in that valuable and rapidly growing sector of global affairs.
Robert K. Wrede,
Honolulu: Geneva of the Pacific?,
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