[cc-humanrights] CCWP-HR Research: Call for volunteers (reply by 8th April) + Call Update

vidushi at cis-india.org vidushi at cis-india.org
Wed Apr 6 18:15:27 UTC 2016

Hi everyone, 

We had the first call for the CCWP-HR Research Sub Group on the 4th of April. It was a productive call, where we decided how to go ahead with our work and mandate. 

The aim of this sub group is two fold. The first is visualizing, mapping and documenting cases in which ICANN is, and potentially will, impact human rights. The second is creating awareness about the various ways in which ICANN is impacting human rights.

As one can imagine, this is a complicated task and so the group decided it was best if we begin by looking at the following areas as they are of the highest priority as of now. This sub group will focus on providing research that raises awareness and breaks down the human rights impact of ICANN.

The priority areas as of now, with present volunteers are:  

1. Visualizing and developing the table prepared for the Marrakech meeting (attached) : Niels, Marillia
2. PDP new gTLD Subsequent Procedures : http://gnso.icann.org/en/group-activities/active/new-gtld-subsequent-procedures 
4. New gTLDs (focussing on angles of freedom of expression, economic aspects) : Gangesh, Marillia 

In case you would like to work on a specific issue that is not listed above, you are more than welcome to do so :) Please indicate what specific area you will be looking into as that would help with coordinating tasks within the group. 

I'd encourage all those interested in human rights work at ICANN to get involved by volunteering to work on one of the focus areas mentioned above. We will divide micro tasks within each area so there is a clear understanding of responsibilities and timelines. 

Please respond to this email by the 8th of April. The next Sub Group Call in on the 29th of April and we are hoping to have preliminary findings circulated between groups by the 20th. 

In case of any further questions or clarifications, please feel free to get in touch with me. 

Best wishes, 


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