[CCWG-ACCT] way forward and minority statements

Nigel Roberts nigel at channelisles.net
Thu Jul 30 10:29:29 UTC 2015

With respect to Avri, whose position I very much apprecite on these 
matter I certainly would object to that formulation mostloudly since it 
appears extremely well drafted with the design of excluding all the 
other fundamental rights.

I'm not even going to make a list of what they are (you can look at hte 
Europan Union Charter at 

But fair hearing and a right to private life are right in the middle of 
ICANN's work.

What is absolutely unacceptable is anything weaker than.

"Within its mission and in its operations, ICANN will be committed to 
respect, and ensure the respect of, fundamental human rights".

On 30/07/15 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
>> 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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