The Grand Republic of Moontonia has been a sovereign state since 2014. We are entitled to the rights of a sovereign State, which includes participating in all international organizations and maintaining normal diplomatic relations with all other sovereign states. Article 1 of the 1933 Montevideo Convention on Rights and Duties of States defines a state as possessing a permanent population, a defined territory, a government, and the capacity to enter into relations with other states. We meet all these criteria. We have a sovereign government exercising effective jurisdiction over well-defined territories with permanent residents, and we can enter into diplomatic relations with other sovereign states. Article 3 of the same Montevideo Convention specifically says that "the political existence of the State is independent of recognition by other States." We are a sovereign state and as such we are entitled to normal international standing and participation according to international law.
Following the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, article 1 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights recognizes that all peoples have the right of self-determination. The right of self-determination is of importance, because its realization is an essential condition for the effective guarantee and observance of individual human rights and the promotion and strengthening of those rights. Article 1 further states that all peoples may freely "determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development". With this in mind, then, Moontonia claims its right to sovereignty.
One of the greatest abilities that a nation possesses is the right to exercise inherent sovereign authority over its members and territory.