Erika und Achim Ginsberg-Klemmt
Bantschowstraße 2, 22391 Hamburg, Germany
44-519 Kaneohe Bay Dr, Kaneohe Hi 96744, Hawaii, United States of America
Tel: 001 (808) 2357 911
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                                                                                                                Honolulu, May 17th, 1999
Président de la République Francaise
Monsieur Jacques Chirac
Palais de l’Elysée
55, rue du faubourg Saint-Honoré
75008 - Paris

Re: French Polynesia’s Haut Commissaire Jean Aribaud’s official denial to apply European Treaties under the guise of Territory Statute


Monsieur le President,

Following correspondence with M. Jean Aribaud, High Commissioner of French Polynesia, we would like to request your help as President of the French Republic in solving our problem, not only for ourselves, but for the many EU- Citizens who await the results of this precedent case. Please find enclosed our letter of May 14, 1999, to Monsieur Aribaud, where we respond to what seems to us a flagrant violation of European Community law.

On the 29th of June 1999, my wife and I are invited speakers at the International Conference WEB EXPO 1999 in San Francisco at the Moscone Center. We will speak about our experiences in French Polynesia and you have the opportunity to participate in our round table discussion via the Internet :

"Web if by Sea : Technomadic Web Challenges in the South Seas", (LTRT3)

will be the theme from 12:45 to 13:45 and our trilingual political website the special feature :

I hope you will have a chance to personally read our dossier, and visit our internet website devoted solely to this matter.



Erika Ginsberg-Klemmt Achim Klemmt

- Letter to Monsieur le Haut-Commissaire Jean Aribaud, 14. 5. 99
- Letter from the EU-Commission in Brussels, 21.4.99
- Editorial "Tahiti-Pacifique" , March 99, including our response

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Erika and Achim Ginsberg-Klemmt


Président de la République Française                                 Honolulu, the 7th of August 1999
Le Chef de Cabinet
Monsieur Jacques Chirac
Palais de l’Elysée
55, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
75008 - Paris

E-mail :


Your letter SCP/CdO/M031242, dated the 16th of July 1999 and signed by Mlle Annie LHERITIER regarding the "Statut au sein de la Republique Francaise" for Marlon Brando’s private and income-tax exempt South Sea Paradise.

Monsieur le Président,

Thank you very much for your kind response. Mlle LHERITIER insured us that you have taken notice of our observations with the necessary attention.

As you might have observed from the judgment No. 99-36, Tribunal Administratif de Papeete GINSBERG-KLEMMT c/ ETAT FRANCAIS, we are guilty of having penetrated the "Territoire d’Outre Mer au sein de la République Française" without complying by the colonial décret from the 27th of April 1939.

We would now like to ask you and the Cour administrative d’appel de Paris to execute our punishment according to Article 21 of the above colonial décret with a monetary charge of 100F to 500F and our imprisonment from 2 to 6 months.

My family and I would like to surrender to your Gendarmerie Nationale, and we intend to present ourselves to the French Authorities on the European Bridge of Strasbourg.

Nevertheless, we still hope that you realize yourself the hypocrisy of applying the "human rights" guarantied in our European Treaty of Rome and the International Convention to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination for the sole benefit of French Nationals in French Polynesia. We assume that you are aware that the Conseil d’Etat based its decision from the 20th of December 1995, VEDEL-JANNOT c/ ETAT FRANCAIS, on the validity of the European Rome Treaty for French Polynesia.

The Tribunal Administratif de Papeete informed us of our court date in Papeete several days after the court took place, on the 11th of May 1999, while the Haut-Commissariat under M. Jean Aribaud denied us permission to stay in the country.

We would like to ask you to give us ample time in your notice regarding our "rendezvous" on the European Bridge of Strasbourg, so we can organize the necessary travel arrangements.



Dipl.Ing. Achim Klemmt Erika Ginsberg-Klemmt

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