[CCWG-ACCT] way forward and minority statements

Drazek, Keith kdrazek at verisign.com
Thu Jul 30 09:07:19 UTC 2015

Hi Chris,

I'll have to defer to others with more expertise on this one.  It's a good question that should be addressed.


On Jul 30, 2015, at 11:01 AM, Chris Disspain <ceo at auda.org.au<mailto:ceo at auda.org.au>> wrote:


This looks interesting. Could we think of an example of something concrete ICANN would have to do if it made this commitment? Or something it would not be able to do?



On 30 Jul 2015, at 18:16 , Drazek, Keith <kdrazek at verisign.com<mailto:kdrazek at verisign.com>> 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.


On Jul 30, 2015, at 8:11 AM, Avri Doria <avri at acm.org<mailto: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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