[CCWG-ACCT] Board comments on Recommendation 6 - Human Rights
Dr. Tatiana Tropina
t.tropina at mpicc.de
Thu Feb 4 09:56:17 UTC 2016
Dear Kavouss, dear Bruce,
well this day is just full of good news about human rights commitment. I
am sure many of the CCWG members are happy to hear that the board is
developing a resolution in addition to the bylaw text! Thanks for the
If CCWG members (especially those who were a part of WP4 on human
rights) can be of any help for developing this wording together with the
board, I am sure some of us will volunteers for this. There are some
good examples of such commitments already adopted on practice (well,
they probably can't serve as a quick off the cuff solution because of
ICANN's unique mission and operations, but with some fine-tuning one can
develop something similar in spirit). I am sure ICANN will find a proper
On 04/02/16 10:41, Bruce Tonkin wrote:
> Hello Kavouss,
> We discussed both options yesterday. We went with this option in the spirit of helping to reach closure on CCWG recommendations.
> There is still some support on the board to also pass a resolution but we felt that we needed more time to get the wording of such a resolution right. I welcome any suggested text that could be considered at our meeting in Marrakech.
> Bruce Tonkin
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On 4 Feb 2016, at 8:31 PM, Kavouss Arasteh <kavouss.arasteh at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear Bruce
>> We had two alternatives
>> 1. The current agreed text
>> 2. An ICANN COMMITMENT RESOLUTION test should refer to application/ respect of HR by ICANN , endorsed by CCWG
>> You promised to work on the second one?
>> Where is the Commitment Board,s Resolution?
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> On 4 Feb 2016, at 10:02, Bruce Tonkin <Bruce.Tonkin at melbourneit.com.au> wrote:
>>> Hello Nigel,
>>>>> and clearly says "human rights are NOT part of our core values".
>>> I don't think that is quite right.
>>> Applicable law actually covers some human rights (e.g. slavery, torture) - it just may not cover all the human rights that you would like to be considered by ICANN.
>>> There are some human rights that clearly don't apply to ICANN - ie we don't have arrest powers so arbitrary arrest clearly doesn't apply, nor do we charge people with penal offences, or confer nationality on people.
>>> It is determining the relevant human rights that should apply to ICANN beyond the basic set that is in applicable law that is the subject for work stream 2.
>>> Bruce Tonkin
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