[CCWG-ACCT] way forward and minority statements

Avri Doria avri at acm.org
Thu Jul 30 09:12:02 UTC 2015


Keith, thanks for your suggestion.

While I see some problem in confining our commitment of human right to
only two of them and think there are issues with rights such as,  for
example,  assembly/association,  fair and equal treatment, and due
process, I could personally accept this wording for WS1 as it does base
itself on wording that NTIA included.

I would need, however, for  the  paragraph (as included in your message)
to be included in the bylaws and for there to be a commitment to further
work on human rights in WS2 to discuss the other human rights and the
methods by which we would fulfill this WS1 bylaws commitment.

Thanks again,


On 30-Jul-15 10:16, 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
>> 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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