[CCWG-ACCT] Regarding mission statement and human rights

Andrew Sullivan ajs at anvilwalrusden.com
Thu Jan 28 15:49:33 UTC 2016

On Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 10:33:59AM -0500, Avri Doria wrote:
> As I have mentioned before, for me the prime issue is that human rights
> impact analysis be done as part of the PDP process as opposed to just
> waiting to see if some government agency slaps our wrist afterwards for
> not having considered the impact of, e.g., freedom of expression or an
> open internet.

It is a sign of my dimness that I didn't understand that practical
goal as the real consequence.  Does this mean that a bylaw --
fundamental, whatever -- that specified that any proposed policy that
is the result of a PDP must have an analysis for its effects on [list
of rights] would satisfy the goal?  I wonder if something narrower and
more tailored like that would also be attractive to the board.

> And this is just the start of the transition, unless you also believe
> that implementation and  WS2 are not part of the transition.

They're part of the transition for ICANN, but not for the IANA
transition for the other communities.

Best regards,


Andrew Sullivan
ajs at anvilwalrusden.com

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