[cc-humanrights] ICANN55 overview, welcome new members, and road forward

Niels ten Oever niels at article19.org
Sun Mar 20 11:04:44 UTC 2016

And the first mistake in my email has already been spotted (thanks
Tatiana). Here is a corrected lists for the call dates and times:

CCWP HR Research call
April 1, 13:00 UTC
April 29 16:00 UTC
May 27, 13:00 UTC

April 8, 16:0 UTC
May 6, 13:00 UTC
June 3, 16:00 UTC

April 15, 13:00 UTC
May 13, 16:00 UTC
June 10, 13:00 UTC

CCWP HR call:
April 22, 16:00 UTC
May 20, 13:00 UTC
June 17, 16:00 UTC
June 22, 13:00 UTC

June 27-30 ICANN Helsinki.



Niels ten Oever
Head of Digital

Article 19

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On 03/20/2016 11:55 AM, Niels ten Oever wrote:
> Dear all,
> I hope you are all recovered from ICANN55. We had a lot of activities
> and made quite a bit of progress. Please find my short overview below.
> This is also the moment to welcome some new people to our list and our
> work. To them I'd like to say: Great you're here, welcome, and feel free
> to ask a question or chip in at any time.
> Now first a short recap, for the follow-ups, check below.
> **CCWP HR Public Session**
> https://meetings.icann.org/en/marrakech55/schedule/mon-ncsg-human-rights
> Audio Stream:
> https://meetings.icann.org/en/marrakech55/schedule/mon-ncsg-human-rights/audio-ncsg-human-rights-07mar16-en
> Transcript:
> https://meetings.icann.org/en/marrakech55/schedule/mon-ncsg-human-rights/transcript-ncsg-human-rights-07mar16-en
> We had a very well attended public session in which member from
> different parts of the community as well as four board
> members actively participated, next to ICANN staff. There was a
> lively discussion as well as presentations of the work of all the
> subgroups by Tatiana, Vidushi, Motoko, Marilia, and Monika. You can find
> the slides, transcripts and recordings under the links provided above.
> The feedback we have received both after the session and in the hallways
> was very positive and people were very impressed by the structured,
> thorough and consist nature of the work that is being delivered.
> Unfortunately the audio connection with Jeremy Malcolm did not work out
> so there was no presentation on intermediary liability.
> In several
> **Joint session CCWP HR – GAC WG HRIL**
> https://meetings.icann.org/en/marrakech55/schedule/tue-gac-hril-ccwp
> Audio Stream:
> https://meetings.icann.org/en/marrakech55/schedule/tue-gac-hril-ccwp/ac-gac-hril-ccwp-08mar16-en
> Transcript:
> https://meetings.icann.org/en/marrakech55/schedule/tue-gac-hril-ccwp/transcript-gac-hril-ccwp-08mar16-en
> The joint session between the CCWP HR and the GAC WG HRIL unfortunately
> coincided with a very crucial moment in the development of the GAC
> communiqué vis-a-vis the CCWG accountability proposal. The GAC had just
> decided it would go for a short break, and would continue drafting
> through the evening and into the night. Therefor the attendance of the
> joint session by governments was not as big as we hoped, but the
> engagement with the government representatives present as well as the
> GAC working group co-chairs was very constructive. Marília , Motoko,
> Tatiana and Aarti provided a great overview of our work and our initial
> thoughts about possible ways forward. The GAC WG repeatedly expressed
> their appreciation of the work, as well as the commitment to continue
> communication, collaboration and coordination in the work ahead.
> Currently the CAG WG on HRIL is deciding on its work plan for the coming
> time.
> **Meeting with staff**
> After running into Theresa Swineheart in the hallways and shortly
> discussing human rights with her, I received an invitation to discuss a
> coordination of human rights work with the staff. Because this was an
> explicit ask we made to Nigel Hikson in our previous calls I thought
> this would be a good opportunity, and asked Tatiana and Motoko to join
> me in this meeting.
> The meeting was attended by Samantha Eisner from ICANN’s general
> council’s office, Nora Abusita, Theresa Swineheart and Elizabeth
> Andrews. Elizabeth Andrews will be ICANN’s staff main contact point for
> human rights issues. After brief introductions, we established the
> significance and importance of having the CCWP HR as a forum of
> convergence and discussion on human rights issues, that are now
> mushrooming all over ICANN.
> For ICANN staff is was crucial that the discussions in WS2 are
> reflective of community discussions. The board will also be engaging in
> Workstream two, and it was reiterated that it is crucial to remain
> within ICANN's mission and scope.
> Nonetheless, the concrete development of work is taking place in the
> PDPs and the CCWG on accountability. It is of importance that we are
> focused on the importance of not duplicating efforts, and keeping each
> other informed. This could pre-empt misunderstandings and concerns that
> live in different parts of the community.  We concluded that Liz will be
> the future point of contact. And the CCWP aims to improve her visibility
> and communication with the community as we also discussed in our last
> CCWP HR call. Finally, in this meeting as well as in the CCWG
> face-to-face meeting there seems to be quite some gusto for the human
> rights impact assessment to first understand what are the concrete
> issues at hand. It was also observed by Samantha that corporate
> practices need a different analysis than a rights impact analysis during
> the PDP process. We suggested we would also look at the risk framework
> that is currently being developed to analyze ICANNs rights impact. The
> CFO and staff seemed interested by this idea.
> Theresa will be responsible for the human rights work in WorkStream two,
> Elisabeth will be our point of contact and Samantha will provide all the
> legal assessments needed. All reiterated they are were open and ready to
> engage withthe community.
> **Questions to the board**
> https://meetings.icann.org/en/marrakech55/schedule/tue-board-ncsg
> Audio Stream:
> https://meetings.icann.org/en/marrakech55/schedule/tue-board-ncsg/audio-board-ncsg-08mar16-en
> We agreed in the NCSG to ask the following questions to the board
> concerning human rights:
> In the CCWP HR we've been working on the preparation for a human rights
> policy for ICANN, which would be needed to live up to the commitment to
> human rights which is proposed in the CCWG report. How does the board
> envision a process for the development of a human rights policy for
> ICANN ? Will there be dedicated ICANN staff working on the development
> of a human rights policy who could also function as a focal point on
> human rights? And if so, who will this be? Will making a human rights
> statement by the board be part of this, as suggested by the board in
> your comments to the 3rd draft report of the CCWG on Accountability?
> You can find the full recording above (transcript not yet available),
> but the the board reaffirmed its commitment to work on human rights; it
> nonetheless did not prepare a board human rights statement for this
> meeting but is still intending to do so. The response to the questions
> by different board members showed a constructive attitude but also
> different perspectives held by different members of the board.
> **CCWG Accountability Report passed**
> As you all probably know, all constituencies have approved the report
> produced by the CCWG on accountability, in the mean time the board has
> also forwarded it to NTIA where it is now under review and after which
> this will be forwarded to Congress. In the mean time the CCWG is working
> with ICANN lawyers on the drafting of the bylaws, as described in the
> report. Subsequently, we will start with the implementation of work
> stream 2 but the talks about this are still in a very early stage. Once
> the call for volunteers for work stream 2 is out I will make sure to
> post it here. As well as of course the draft of the bylaw language as
> proposed in annex 6 of the CCWG accountability proposal.
> **CCWP HR Working Session + To Do's**
> https://meetings.icann.org/en/marrakech55/schedule/wed-ccwp-human-rights
> Audio Stream:
> https://meetings.icann.org/en/marrakech55/schedule/wed-ccwp-human-rights/audio-ccwp-human-rights-09mar16-en
> Transcript:
> https://meetings.icann.org/en/marrakech55/schedule/wed-ccwp-human-rights/ccwp-human-rights-09mar16-en
> In a constructive working session we evaluated the current working
> methods, and decided that five subgroups was a bit of an overkill. So we
> decided to reduce to three thematic subgroups: by merging subgroup 1 and
> 2 into 1 research group, as well as sub group 4 and 5 into 1 PDP
> liaising policy group to support the important work that is happening,
> and will happen in the PDPs for new Gtlds, RDAP, WHOIS, and others. The
> subgroup 3 will remain focused on the CCWG Accountability work stream 2.
> This all worked great with the support of Maryam. You should have all
> been moved to the relevant sublists, if not you can subscribe here.
> https://mm.icann.org/mailman/listinfo/cc-humanrights-research
> https://mm.icann.org/mailman/listinfo/cc-humanrights-ws2
> https://mm.icann.org/mailman/listinfo/cc-humanrights-pdp
> I would like to ask all the groups to rework their ToR and share it on
> this list before the next call. The notes I have about scope are:
> Research Group:
> - Continue Vizualizations
> - Map cases that make the link between ICANN and human rights
> - UDRP
> - Privacy & Data Protection
> - RAA
> - Whois
> - Trademark & Copyright Protection Mechanism
> - new gTLDs
> - Auctions
> - Geographical names
> -> volunteers: Monika, Vidushi*, Gangesh, Marillia, Aarti, Renata +
> members on the list, new people very welcome
> Human Rights Workstream 2 Group
> - Focus on human rights recommendation in WS2
> - Aim to also grasp other issues such as diversity
> - Continue work on Human Rights Impact Assessment
> - Map Framework of Interpretation History
> - Engage with legal experise
> - Report back about the process
> -> Volunteers: Aarti, Matthew Gangesh, Milton, Tatiana, Niels* + members
> on the list, new people very welcome
> PDP Group
> - Provide research to inform PDPs
> - new gTLDs
> - Auction proceeds
> - RPM pdp
> - Engage and report back, map how we can contribute and how it impacts
> Human Rights
> -> Volunteers: Renata, Vidushi, Gangesh, Marilia*, Monika, Aarti +
> members on the list, new people very welcome
> I would like to ask Vidushi (Research Group) and Marilia (PDP group) to
> get this work going and ensure we have a ToR and update sub-sites on the
> wiki before our next call. I'll do so for the WS2 group.
> **Calls**
> I would like to propose following call schedules:
> CCWP HR calls:
> 13:00 UTC
> 16:00 UTC
> CCWP HR Research call
> April 1, 13:00 UTC
> April 29 16:00 UTC
> May 27, 13:00 UTC
> April 8, 16:0 UTC
> May 6, 13:00 UTC
> April 3, 16:00 UTC
> CCWP HR PDP call:
> April 15, 13:00 UTC
> May 13, 16:00 UTC
> June 10, 13:00 UTC
> CCWP HR call:
> April 22, 16:00 UTC
> May 20, 13:00 UTC
> June 17, 16:00 UTC
> June 22, 13:00 UTC
> June 27-30 ICANN Helsinki.
> Please let me know if you would like to alter this, if not I'll ask
> Mariam to send out invites for this.
> **Conclusion**
> Looking forward to make the next steps in this important human rights
> work in ICANN together with you. Join the mailinglists:
> https://mm.icann.org/mailman/listinfo/cc-humanrights-research
> https://mm.icann.org/mailman/listinfo/cc-humanrights-ws2
> https://mm.icann.org/mailman/listinfo/cc-humanrights-pdp
> and let's get to the work :)
> If you have any questions or suggestions, always feel free to reach out
> to the list, or to me directly. Also let me know if you think something
> is misrepresented in this mail or something important is missing.
> All the best,
> Niels

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