[CCWG-ACCT] way forward and minority statements

Drazek, Keith kdrazek at verisign.com
Thu Jul 30 08:16:48 UTC 2015

Hi Avri, 

In order to tie your suggestion directly to the language in Secretary Strickling's April 2014 written congressional testimony (included in a prior email) and to reduce concerns about scope creep, would language along these lines be acceptable to you?

> "Within its mission and in its operations, ICANN will be committed to respect the fundamental human rights of the exercise of free expression and the free flow of information."

Speaking personally, I could probably support this formulation. To be clear, I have not discussed this with the RySG, but it's consistent with the requirements outlined by NTIA so I think it's certainly worth considering. 

I'm not advocating including this in the Bylaws, but I'm not objecting to it either. However, if we don't reach consensus for adding to the Bylaws, I definitely think this is worth further consideration in WS2 and would support an explicit reference using this or similar language and timetable for doing so.


> On Jul 30, 2015, at 8:11 AM, Avri Doria <avri at acm.org> wrote:
> Within its mission, ICANN will be committed to respect fundamental
>   human rights in its operationsespecially with regard to the exercise
>   of free expression or the free flow of information.

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