[CCWG-ACCT] Regarding mission statement and human rights

Bruce Tonkin Bruce.Tonkin at melbourneit.com.au
Sat Jan 30 09:31:30 UTC 2016

Hello Avri,

>>  We have people involved in this group who have expressed comments to the extent that there is no way that human rights have any relevance for technology or a tech based process - that is it is out of scope for ICANN.

Well we have evidence of a policy that was developed by the GNSO and was approved by the Board that these issues have been taken into account in the past.   I haven't heard anyone say this shouldn't continue.



" The string evaluation process must not infringe the applicant's freedom of expression rights that are protected under internationally recognized principles of law."

" Strings must not be contrary to generally accepted legal norms relating to morality and public order that are recognized under international principles of law.

Examples of such principles of law include, but are not limited to, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, intellectual property treaties administered by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPS)."

" The use of personal data must be limited to the purpose for which it is collected."

The multi-stakeholder process has been quite effective I my view in debating topics that take into account some of the principles of human rights.

Bruce Tonkin

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