Cyberterra Treaty
 
 
Once upon a time, not too long ago, there was such a process of land claim commonly known as "Squatter's Rights".

Even though there was little to no real legal and validated basis of registration for such claims, many individuals were able to stake a claim to a parcel of land, and after a period of time without any contesting of said claim, common law allowed these individuals certain rights of ownership, and/or control over said claim.

Author Robert Neuwirth suggests that there are one billion squatters globally, that is, about one in every seven people on the planet. Anarchist Colin Ward comments: "Squatting is the oldest mode of tenure in the world, and we are all descended from squatters. This is as true of the Queen [of the United Kingdom] with her 176,000 acres (710 km2) as it is of the 54 percent of householders in Britain who are owner-occupiers. They are all the ultimate recipients of stolen land, for to regard our planet as a commodity offends every conceivable principle of natural rights."

Some aspirational states (Sixth World nations), national liberation movements recognised by international organisations (Fifth World nations), or states with limited recognition (Fourth World nations) may seek or need some historical justification for their land claims, or may wish to have additional justification for their claims, and sovereignty under the historical records of Squatter's Rights can be used as a source.

While most Official World (UN member states) authorities will most likely ignore these claims, this is still a valid means for some to be able to make reference to an actual and historical land claim process — i.e., in order to have something as a reference point in time. In other words, invoking sovereignty under Squatter's Rights does at least have a historical reference. More importantly, sovereignty under Squatter's Rights is better than no explanation at all for an unrecognised land claim.

The Cyberterra Treaty (CTT) allows all nations with reasonable claims — claiming the entire territory of the United States, without sufficient popular support, may not constitute a reasonable claim for CTT purposes — to back their claims with historical footnotes.

Cyberterra (CT) is a cybernetic realm (κυβερνήτης or kyvernítis), an uninhabited locality, the capital of the United Micronations Multi-Oceanic Archipelago (UMMOA), and it is located at 43°0'0" North and 15°0'0" East. This corresponds to this point in the Adriatic Sea:

http://geo.cyberterra.net

The Cyberterra Treaty (CTT) became an official and multilateral treaty on 30 March 2012 (M:12D2012). It accepts two kinds of territorial claims:
  1. claims to allodial titles (AT);
  2. claims to land tenure (LT).
AT claims are wholly owned by the nation/micronation, and independent of any superior landlord.

LT claims, on the other hand, are recognised to a superior landlord, which is not the protector/user nation or micronation. However, the land can still be used for the purpose of environmental protection or rehabilitation, benign or nonexploitive use, or for the purpose of non-destructive scientific research. This would allow the nation or micronation to fulfill its protectorate function, or benign user function, towards the island and/or land claim.

Not all lands can be reasonably claimed as allodial titles (AT), but even Antarctic territory can be claimed as land tenure (LT), and even claims by multiple parties — nonexclusive claims — to the same territory can be accepted, if all parties are not signatories of the Antarctic Treaty.

The Cyberterra Treaty (CTT) thus provides a first legitimate means to claiming parts of the Antarctic continent, and may be a great way to initially register any reasonable claim. Registration implies recognition, but also implies recognition by all signing parties, thus the more nations make public their claims via the Cyberterra Treaty (CTT), and the more legitimate the recognition becomes.

In theory, even a UN member state can register its Antarctic claims via the CTT, so long it understands that the territory may not be exploited for the purpose of mineral extraction, for other environmentally nefarious purposes, and that no nation or state may keep another CTT signatory off their Antarctic claim — nations should obviously follow a "good neighbour" policy, and should not squat on another nation's permanently, or temporarily occupied, limited residential space.

If your nation's leader is 21 years old or older, and your nation holds legitimate territorial claims it wishes to affirm or reaffirm through the CTT, please contact the Regent to begin the process of examination of your claims.


Anti-Antarctic Treaty System