[CCWG-ACCT] Board comments on Recommendation 6 - Human Rights

Dr Eberhard W Lisse el at lisse.NA
Thu Feb 4 08:25:43 UTC 2016

I think the point is here, what does ICANN do if the local law
detracts from or diminishes UDHR? Not if the local law improves
on them.

greetings, el

On 2016-02-04 10:16, Bruce Tonkin wrote:
> Hello Nigel,
>>>  It sounds nice, and means nothing in terms of committing ICANN to
>>>  do anything but follow California law, which it is obliged to do
>>>  anyway.
> Well I hope it is a step forward to note that human rights are part
> of our core values.  Applicable law could also apply to other
> locations where ICANN operates - e.g. we have offices and staff that
> work on multiple locations around the world.  We need to obey the
> laws that relate to those staff in each country for example - e.g.
> anti-slavery and anti-discrimination laws.
>>>  Why is the ICANN Board scared of agreeing to respect the rights
>>>  in the UDHR??  It should be proud to set an example to other
>>>  multistakeholder and private sector organisations.
> I think we should focus on actually identifying how to interpret all
> the various concepts around human rights and create our own
> framework of interpretation that is relevant to us.  That is the aim
> of work stream 2 .  For example I don't know anything about UDHR. I
> would rather we have a page of text that explains exactly what ICANN
> is on the hook for beyond applicable law.  We may well look at
> getting an expert that advises non-government organizations on how
> best to respect human rights in their operations that can help with
> the work stream 2 work.
> Regards,
> Bruce Tonkin 
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