[cc-humanrights] Input from SSAC to the WG on Human Rights

Seth Johnson seth.p.johnson at gmail.com
Mon Mar 13 09:05:49 UTC 2017

This is an insightful and constructive input.

I would agree that something like Human Rights Impact Assessments are
appropriate in relation to an entity such as ICANN, and in fact are as
far as such an entity can hold itself to.

ICANN can't, however, address the question of human rights in the
international arena adequately in terms of its own responsibility in
any case.

This does not mean that human rights are properly addressed this way
though: it reflects a misplaced tendency to try to make it something
ICANN can handle itself.

The key question is not really about "putting a human rights rule on"
ICANN; it's what to do about rights in relation to governments once
you go international.  That would be how you'd address the issue, even
though what you come up with wouldn't be about binding ICANN -- beyond
issuing impact assessments and whatever (limited, frankly) extent
those apply to itself.


On Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 10:12 PM, Patrik Fältström <paf at netnod.se> wrote:
> Niels,
> As chair of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee, one of the chartering organizations of the CCWG on Accountability, we would like to submit the attached comments as fruit for thought for the discussions.
> Best,
>    Patrik Fältström
>    Chair of the SSAC
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