[CCWG-ACCT] Report on Lawyers Call re Human Rights

Gregory, Holly holly.gregory at sidley.com
Fri Jan 22 01:35:07 UTC 2016

Just to clarify, laws that prohibit child labor, limit the hours that employees may be required to work without receiving over-time pay, require employers to refrain from limiting the ability of employees to freely associate for the purpose of pursuing unionization, protect against discrimination on the basis of race, gender, disability, or other criteria -- and there are more examples-- exist in many jurisdictions and are examples of "applicable laws" that protect human rights.

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-----Original Message-----
From: accountability-cross-community-bounces at icann.org [mailto:accountability-cross-community-bounces at icann.org] On Behalf Of Nigel Roberts
Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2016 2:13 AM
To: accountability-cross-community at icann.org
Subject: Re: [CCWG-ACCT] Report on Lawyers Call re Human Rights

So long as the 'applicable law' clause remains, ICANN will have NO legal
obligations to respect human rights, post transition, on a literal

Therefore the proposed addition, whilst harmless, is perfectly otiose.

There are many lawyers involved in proposing the 'applicable law' language.

I cannot believe you do not know that there is NO 'applicable law' once
ICANN is no longer an instrumentality of the state.

Otherwise please give an example of a single legal provision on human
rights that would fall under 'applicable law'.

Just one.

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