[CCWG-ACCT] yet another human rights question

Samantha Eisner Samantha.Eisner at icann.org
Mon Jul 27 20:53:03 UTC 2015

>From my understanding of government contracting, in general, if there were a treaty obligation that imposed a requirement on the US government and had the force of law, in order for it be promulgated onto ICANN as a US Contractor, it would have to be included in the Federal Acquisition Regulation and then incorporated into the contract.  From a quick review of the IANA functions contract, I don't see the specific human rights-related covenants and guidelines that Avri mentioned in her email to be incorporated into the IANA functions contract.

Of course, ICANN is based in the U.S. and complies with all applicable laws and regulations.

Hope this is helpful.


From: <accountability-cross-community-bounces at icann.org<mailto:accountability-cross-community-bounces at icann.org>> on behalf of León Sánchez Ambía <leonfelipe at sanchez.mx<mailto:leonfelipe at sanchez.mx>>
Date: Monday, July 27, 2015 at 12:34 PM
To: Edward Morris <egmorris1 at toast.net<mailto:egmorris1 at toast.net>>
Cc: "avri at acm.org<mailto:avri at acm.org>" <avri at acm.org<mailto:avri at acm.org>>, "accountability-cross-community at icann.org<mailto:accountability-cross-community at icann.org>" <accountability-cross-community at icann.org<mailto:accountability-cross-community at icann.org>>
Subject: Re: [CCWG-ACCT] yet another human rights question

Great question Ed!

Will be certifying it for the lawyers to answer it. Thanks for bringing it up!

Best regards,


El 27/07/2015, a las 8:02, Edward Morris <egmorris1 at toast.net<mailto:egmorris1 at toast.net>> escribió:

1. What, if any, obligations towards human rights does ICANN currently have by virtue of it's status as a U.S. government contractor that would not exist as an independent entity?

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