[cc-humanrights] session descriptions for ICANN53 BA

zalnieriute . zalnieriute at gmail.com
Mon Apr 27 06:37:05 UTC 2015

Hi everyone,

Great job, Niels!

It looks very good,

Best wishes,


On Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 3:27 PM, Niels ten Oever <niels at article19.org>

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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
> - --
> Niels ten Oever
> Head of Digital
> Article 19
> www.article19.org
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Dr. Monika Zalnieriute
Centre for Internet & Human Rights
European University Viadrina
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