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

Avri Doria avri at acm.org
Fri Jul 17 14:01:32 UTC 2015


This speaks of Human Rights impact within ICANN mission.

It does not expand the scope one time little bit.  It just saws that
within our scope we need to be aware of the impact of our policies and
actions on human rights.  And that when we see that we are injuring
those rights, we do something to fix it.


On 17-Jul-15 14:04, James M. Bladel wrote:
> I am not in favor of introducing ³human rights² in to the ICANN bylaws,
> which IMO would dramatically increase its scope as a technical/commercial
> organization.  ICANN is not in a position to either establish or reinforce
> anyone¹s ³rights².
> Thanks‹
> J.
> On 7/17/15, 11:32 , "accountability-cross-community-bounces at icann.org on
> behalf of Avri Doria" <accountability-cross-community-bounces at icann.org on
> behalf of avri at acm.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 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.
>> thanks
>> avri
>>> 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 ³Respect, Protect,
>>>> and
>>>> Remedy² 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) States¹ 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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