[CCWG-ACCT] way forward and minority statements

Erika Mann erika at erikamann.com
Thu Jul 30 08:35:53 UTC 2015

Keith +1

I think Keith is suggesting a workable solution. Saying this in my personal


On Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 10:16 AM, Drazek, Keith <kdrazek at verisign.com>

> 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.
> Regards,
> Keith
> > 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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