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

Collin Kurre collin at article19.org
Thu Apr 5 15:27:09 UTC 2018

Hi Avri,

Michael and I were asked about the CCWP-HR's chartering organization several times in San Juan as well. To follow up on Niels’ helpful response on the history of its creation, the CCWP-HR was ultimately formed as an informal, multistakeholder group housed within the Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group of the GNSO.

The original charter (written many meetings before Abu Dhabi, when our name was shortened) can be found here: https://community.icann.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=53772653&preview=/53772653/54003840/Charter%20of%20CCWP-HR.pdf <https://community.icann.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=53772653&preview=/53772653/54003840/Charter%20of%20CCWP-HR.pdf>


Collin Kurre
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> On Apr 5, 2018, at 3:00 PM, Niels ten Oever <niels at article19.org> wrote:
> The charter was developed with input in-person and on-list from a wide
> range of participants from different SOs and ACs, at the time it was
> decided that an informal structure would serve the purpose of the CCWP
> better, so it was not officially chartered by different SOs and ACs.
> Best,
> Niels
> Niels ten Oever
> Article 19
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> On 04/05/2018 03:52 PM, avri doria wrote:
>> Hi,
>> One question I have been asked about this group is: by whom is it
>> chartered?  Is it a bottom up independent group outside the SOAC
>> structure or has it been chartered by groups within the SOAC structure?
>> thanks
>> avri
>> On 03-Apr-18 16:08, Collin Kurre wrote:
>>> *SUMMARY*:
>>> - 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.
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