[CCWG-ACCT] Human rights as a core value Fwd: Re: [] Mission, Commitments and Core Values

Avri Doria avri at acm.org
Fri Jul 17 09:32:54 UTC 2015


As far as I can tell this fell through the cracks among the various WPs

I am hoping to bring this up during our discussion in Paris.  I do not
want to let it fall
through the cracks especially since it respond to two of the comments on
various human rights like freedoms of expression and association.  Not
quite sure what session it will fit into.

I suggest a final core value that reads:

Work to ensure that ICANN respects human right obligations within its
mission, accounts for impact on human rights in policy creation, and
adheres to the "Respect, Protect and Remedy" framework developed by the UN.




> On 14-Jul-15 00:27, Avri Doria wrote:
>> Hi,
>> In his comment 100 Willie Currie raised the issue of enshrining freedom
>> of expression in the in the core values.
>> In comment 123 NCSG worte: "We support the addition of respect for Human
>> rights to the core values and support the addition of an obligation for
>> human rights impact analyses for ICANN decisions to the mission. NCSG
>> has consistently recommended that ICANN adopt the “Respect, Protect, and
>> Remedy” framework which was developed for private corporations"  this is
>> the framework documented by the UN called *in Guiding Principles on
>> Business and Human Rights *<
>> *http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Publications/GuidingPrinciplesBusinessHR_EN.pdf>*
>> These Guiding Principles are grounded in recognition of:
>> (a) States’ existing obligations to respect, protect and fulfill human
>> rights and fundamental freedoms;
>> (b) The role of business enterprises as specialized organs of society
>> performing specialized functions, required to comply with all applicable laws and to respect human rights;
>> (c) The need for rights and obligations to be matched to appropriate aeffective remedies when breached
> I argue that we need to add something to our next version to take these
> comment into account.

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