[CCWG-ACCT] Regarding mission statement and human rights
nigel at channelisles.net
Thu Jan 28 15:50:33 UTC 2016
Very well put.
On 28/01/16 15:33, Avri Doria wrote:
> On 28-Jan-16 09:25, Andrew Sullivan wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 02:05:26PM +0000, Nigel Roberts wrote:
>>> ICANN must simply respect human rights. That's it.
>> I wish I knew what this is supposed to mean for ICANN action, though.
>> I'm trying to imagine something where ICANN would act differently in
>> the presence or absence of the bylaw, and I've been unable to come up
>> with anything.
> 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. At this point we just do stuff and then wait to see if
> NTIA, or any other federal agency, or the GAC lets us know that we have
> messed up. Requiring that we respect Human Rights includes it being in
> scope as a consideration that is understood and discussed when policy is
> made and considered for approval.
> Without the bylaw such considerations remain out of scope in a future
> where there is no backstop for our actions. i believe that taking on
> this responsibility is our only reliable response to the NTIA
> requirement. And I believe that the fears of such a bylaw have been
> shown to be emotional and not fact based.
>> (That's also, I suppose, why I don't really have an
>> opinion about what ought to be done here, except that we should come
>> to a speedy conclusion so that the document can ship and we can get
>> the transition over with.)
> I see this as a gating issue.
> Though I do not think our work can ever be called speedy, even if we
> were to reach consensus this week.
> And this is just the start of the transition, unless you also believe
> that implementation and WS2 are not part of the transition.
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