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

avri doria avri at apc.org
Thu Apr 5 18:17:42 UTC 2018


So it is not independent, but rather is a part of the NCSG.



On 05-Apr-18 11:27, Collin Kurre wrote:
> 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
> Best,
> Collin
> Collin Kurre
> Digital Programme
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>> On Apr 5, 2018, at 3:00 PM, Niels ten Oever <niels at article19.org
>> <mailto: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
>> www.article19.org <http://www.article19.org>
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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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