[cc-humanrights] On renewed importance, opportunities to engage, and ICANN61

hfaiedh ines hfaiedh.ines2 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 4 09:06:34 UTC 2018

Well-noted. Thank you for the detailed email. As a newcomer, it is quite

Le mardi 3 avril 2018, Collin Kurre <collin at article19.org> a écrit :

> - Letter from the chair on the CCWP-HR’s renewed importance and
> opportunities to engage
> - Overview of CCWP-HR session at ICANN61
> Fellow members of the CCWP-HR,
> First, to those of you who are new to the Cross Community Working Party on
> ICANN and Human Rights (CCWP-HR), or new to the ICANN community: Welcome.
> 10 ICANN meetings ago, the CCWP-HR was chartered
> <https://community.icann.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=53772653&preview=/53772653/54003840/Charter%20of%20CCWP-HR.pdf>
> with the objectives of providing information, facilitating dialogue, and
> making suggestions on ways to harmonize ICANN’s policies and procedures
> with internationally recognized human rights standards, among others.
> Though the frequency of our mailing list may have dwindled as our members
> dedicated their time and efforts to enhancing diversity, transparency, and
> other rights-related considerations through Work Stream 2
> <https://community.icann.org/display/WEIA>, the relevance of our Working
> Party has not diminished. Quite the contrary.
> The new Human Rights Bylaw
> <https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/governance/bylaws-en/#article1>, a
> core value to “respect internationally recognized human rights as required
> by applicable law,” will come into effect this year. Quoting from the
> Bylaw’s Framework of Interpretation
> <https://community.icann.org/display/WEIA/Documents?preview=/59641302/79437270/CCWG-Accountability-WS2-HumanRight-FinalReport-20171106%5B1%5D.pdf>
> “it is up to each SO and AC, and ICANN the organization, to develop their
> own policies and frameworks to fulfill this Core Value.” Compliance
> must—and will—happen. ICANN org’s [1] ongoing HRIA is a testament to their
> commitment to uphold this core value. Yet how this compliance will
> materialize in SOs, ACs, and the other parts of the ICANN remains to be
> seen.
> As the only cross-community group mandated to provide information,
> suggestions, and recommendations to chartering organizations regarding
> human rights impacts and improvements, the CCWP-HR is uniquely positioned
> to play an influential role in these discussions moving forward. By
> extension, we—the members of the Working Party; an informal gathering of
> people interested in the intersection of human rights and ICANN—are also
> uniquely poised to help shape the community’s Human Rights compliance
> mechanisms as they develop.
> In case you remain unconvinced or uninspired by the challenge of creating
> systems to uphold ICANN’s Human Rights Bylaw, there are myriad other ways
> to contribute to the discussion. In the past, members of the CCWP-HR have
> diagrammed ICANN Policies and Human Rights
> <https://community.icann.org/download/attachments/53772653/ICANN%20and%20Human%20Rights%20Jan2018.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1518025905000&api=v2>,
> documented potential human rights issues arising from gTLD subsequent
> procedures
> <https://community.icann.org/download/attachments/53772653/4.CCWP-HR%20Jurisdiction.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1467180138000&api=v2>,
> and designed an initial sketch
> <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hVA3lj6NrZLBV9CbH1SwNMt-enygaDR_t2N5c8wDW8I/edit?usp=sharing> for
> incorporating human rights impact assessments into policy development
> processes.
> Ongoing research in the CCWP-HR seeks to flesh out the effects of current
> policy development procedures on particular rights (presented at last
> meeting, see below). Getting involved in this project may be of interest to
> newcomers in particular, as it offers an opportunity to become more
> familiar with ICANN procedures while contributing to scholarship in the
> field human rights and Internet governance. Charting the decision-making
> processes of SOs and ACs, tracking the effectiveness of remedy and due
> process measures, or further exploring language rights in the ICANN context
> have all been floated as potential avenues for future research.
> Thought guided by its charter, the CCWP-HR is driven by its members; that
> is, *your* interests, expertise, and experience. Meetings are important,
> but inter-sessional work shouldn’t be overlooked—lest the plurality of our
> Working Party be reduced to a precious few voices.
> Got an idea for a paper? *Float it on the list. *
> Have a doubt about operationalizing the Human Rights Bylaw in ASO, or
> ALAC, or other? *Flag it on the list.*
> Is a half-baked idea taking shape, but not ready to share? *Ping your
> co-chairs*—we're here to support you.
> Looking forward,
> Collin Kurre
> Co-Chair, Cross Community Working Party on ICANN and Human Rights
> *CCWP-HR at ICANN61*
> Meeting agenda:
>    - Welcome and Introduction
>    - *Update*: ICANN Org’s ongoing Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA)
>    — *Ergys Ramaj *(presentation
>    <https://static.ptbl.co/static/attachments/169538/1521013234.pdf?1521013234>
>    )
>    - *Update*: HR Bylaw and CCWG-Accountability Work Stream 2
>    - *Discussion*: Implementing the Human Rights Bylaw in SOs/Acs
>    - Review of the FoI & Considerations Document
>    - Lessons learned from designing HRIAs for infrastructure providers
>    - *Presentation*: Human Rights in PDPs — *Vidushi Marda*
>    - *Discussion*: Future research possibilities
> Presentation: https://static.ptbl.co/static/attachments/169578/1521030196.
> pdf?1521030196
> Meeting transcript: https://static.ptbl.co/static/attachments/
> 169785/1521124762.pdf?1521124762
> Session description: https://61.schedule.icann.org/meetings/647769
> [1] For newcomers, the distinction I am referencing here is between “ICANN
> org,” the nonprofit organization incorporated in California and responsible
> for *coordinating* the maintenance of the DNS, as opposed to the “ICANN
> community,” the multistakeholder supporting organizations and advisory
> committees that define how the DNS is managed through consensus-driven
> policymaking processes.
> <http://www.article19.org>
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