Statement of Rights

Statement of Rights

Here is the information for the outline:

The Island of Tagg

The major project here is based on the development of a statement of rights for the fictional island of Tagg. Here are the basic facts concerning Tagg. It will be important throughout this course:

The Island Nation of Tagg is composed of five separate islands in the Pacific Ocean. The islands are located in a circular pattern. All of the islands are within 200 miles of each other. The largest island has a population of 350,000 people. The other four islands have a population of 100,000 people each. Tagg is more than 500 miles from land in all directions. In your Final Project, be sure to address how this Island Nation will organize and govern itself. The government organized under the Constitution of Tagg must provide for the representation and government of all people residing on any of the islands within Tagg.

About three months ago, the islands were visited for the first time by a geological survey ship blown off course by the winds of the Pacific. While at anchorage and while meeting the indigenous population (their language was similar although not as well evolved as other Pacific Islanders), some of the scientists on the ship conducted some preliminary surveys and found the beginnings of oil. The ship’s team convinced the island leader and the Council that it was a good thing to have an official team visit to check for oil deposits. A month later, the next ship arrived with a drill and discovered oil. That discovery brought a wave of folks to the island. The leader is very distraught about how to benefit from the discovery while not changing the wonderful aspects of their society.

You were on the first boat as a guest of the captain. You are a graduate student in a Legal Studies program at Kaplan University. The leader and the Council got to know you and believe that you had a good heart. That was always the guiding principle of decisions of the leader and the Council and the village chiefs who made decisions. You decided to come back on the second boat because you were interested in seeing what happens and you have some concerns about the indigenous people of Tagg.