[CCWG-ACCT] way forward and minority statements

Dr Eberhard Lisse el at lisse.NA
Thu Jul 30 08:45:18 UTC 2015

As someone who has personal experience of having lived in a racist
dictatorship (with a level of surveillance that was staggering,
fortunately only for 2 years until we became independent) I have
very strong feelings about human rights and the unique position
ICANN is in in this context.

But I would be willing to look at this in WS2.


On 2015-07-30 09:16, Drazek, Keith wrote:
> 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
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