[cc-humanrights] session descriptions for ICANN53 BA

Niels ten Oever niels at article19.org
Mon Apr 27 06:27:09 UTC 2015

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Dear all,

Rafik and I have requested two meetings for ICANN53 in Buenos Aires:
one general session to raise awareness around this issue and present
our work, and one working session.

We have been a bit late in submitting session descriptions, so it
would be greatly appreciated if you could comment on these
descriptions as soon as possible.

Session 1 - ICANNs Corporate and Social Responsibility to Respect
Human Rights

There is a growing recognition in parts of the ICANN community that
some of ICANN’s policies and other actions have implications for human
rights like freedom of expression and the right to privacy. In ICANNs
articles of incorporation it's stated that ICANN will operate in
conformity with international law, which includes human rights law.
This session will focus on how ICANNs policies and procures can be
better harmonized with internationally recognized human rights and
corporate social responsibility standards.

This session will present the work done in the framework of the cross
community working party on ICANNs Corporate and Social Responsibility
to Respect Human Rights and builds on the sessions held  London, Los
Angeles, and Singapore and the previous reports that were produced on
this topic.

Session 2 - Working session of Cross Community Working Party on ICANNs
Corporate and Social Responsibility to Respect Human Rights

This cross community working party (CCWP) seeks to map and understand
the issues and potential solutions related to corporate and social
responsibilities of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
Numbers (ICANN), and this related, but not limited to policies,
procedures and operations, it particularly focuses on ICANNs
responsibility to respect human rights.

This sessions will facilitate dialogue between members of the
community that have an interest in this topic and will discuss in
depth the research that has been done and will discuss the future work
of the CCWP as well as the new charter and report.

Thanks in advance,


- -- 
Niels ten Oever
Head of Digital

Article 19

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