[CCWG-ACCT] Human Rights

León Felipe Sánchez Ambía leonfelipe at sanchez.mx
Wed Mar 2 13:20:14 UTC 2016

Hi Nigel,

This will be an interesting discussion on our WS2 work plan.

I fail to see why or how ICANN would be obliged to develop such policies as ICANN is not an entity with (legal) powers to take down any kind of content. The only situation in which I see ICANN taking down a site, as opposed to a particular content within a website, is in case a Court ordered such take down which, in my mind at least, would be subject to different applicable norms in the context of international cooperation I think, and for that Court order to be escalated to ICANN level I would think it would need to be taken through the path of registrant-registrar-registry before even getting to ICANN but that is just an assumption, of course.

Best regards,


> El 29/02/2016, a las 8:26 p.m., Nigel Roberts <nigel at channelisles.net> escribió:
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-35685999
> This tells me that the right to free expression is one which ICANN should respect, and not merely 'as required by applicable law'.
> It seems to me that 'applicable law' here would have ICANN institute policies allowing for takedown of the material that is contained in the books referred to in this article, would it not?
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