The Federal Republic of Lostisland has recently been approached with a question regarding the Lostislandic relation to Hunter Island and her stance towards claims over it by UN member states (the French Republic as part of New Caledonia, and the Republic of Vanuatu).
The Federal Republic of Lostisland identifies herself, according to our Constitution, as an “unofficial international membership organization emulating a nation state and operating with a republican governmental system”. The Disclaimer to the Constitution further states that “the provisions of this and other documents belonging to and/or issued by the Federal Republic of Lostisland will have no legal effect outside Lostisland”, and that “the usage of the word “state” in regards to the Federal Republic of Lostisland shall be treated not as a claim to statehood, but rather as part of nation state emulation”.
This way, the Lostisland’s symbolic claim over Hunter Island shall also be viewed as no more than nation state emulation, not as a claim to Hunter Island being Lostisland’s sovereign territory, and not as an attempt to contest the territorial claims of France of Vanuatu. Likewise, the Federal Republic of Lostisland doesn’t take any side in the ongoing territorial dispute.
The planned expedition to Hunter Island and disembarkation on it, should it take place, will be conducted in full accordance with international maritime laws and legislation of both contesting sides (Vanuatu and France); Captain Martin Legof and his crew possess the required visas issued by both authorities.
The Federal Republic of Lostisland has no relation whatsoever with Matthew Island, and any claims of otherwise shall be deemed as void.