The Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall has been an independent and sovereign state since 2016. We hereby affirm that we are entitled to all rights, responsibilities and privileges of a sovereign state, which includes participation in all international organisations and maintaining normal diplomatic relations with all other sovereign states.
Article 1 of the 1933 Montevideo Convention on Rights and Duties of States reads;
The state as a person of international law should possess the following qualifications:Montevideo Convention on Rights and Duties of States, 1933, UNTC
(a) a permanent population; (b) a defined territory; (c) government; and (d) capacity to enter into relations with the other states.
Hrafnarfjall meets the above criteria, possessing a firmly defined government, exercising political and judicial control over a defined territory and population, and has the capability to enter into relations with other states.
Furthermore, Article 3 of the aforementioned treaty reads;
The political existence of the state is independent of recognition by the other states. Even before recognition the state has the right to defend its integrity and independence, to provide for its conservation and prosperity, and consequently to organize itself as it sees fit, to legislate upon its interests, administer its services, and to define the jurisdiction and competence of its courts. The exercise of these rights has no other limitation than the exercise of the rights of other states according to international law.Montevideo Convention on Rights and Duties of States, 1933, UNTC
Hrafnarfjall is a sovereign and independent state, and assert our entitlement to normal participation and standing in accordance with international law.
Article 1, Section 1 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and Part 1, Article 1, Section 1 of the International Covenant On Economic, Social And Cultural Rights, per the Charter of the United Nations, recognises that all peoples have the right to self-determination.
PART IInternational Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1976, UNTC
1. All peoples have the right of self-determination. By virtue of that
right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their
economic, social and cultural development.
PART IInternational Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 1976, UNTC
1. All peoples have the right of self-determination. By virtue
of that right they freely determine their political status and freely
pursue their economic, social and cultural development.
The right to self-determination is essential for the effective guarantee of, and the promotion of, essential individual human rights and for the strengthening of those aforementioned rights. With this in mind, Hrafnarfjall hereby asserts its right to sovereignty.