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Designing a Human Rights Impact Assessment for ICANN’s Policy Development Processes

Posted by Collin Kure, Akriti Bopanna and Austin Ruckstuhl at Oct 03, 2019 02:35 PM |
As co-chairs of Cross Community Working Party on Human Rights (CCWP-HR) at International Corporation of Names and Numbers (ICANN), Akriti Bopanna and Collin Kurre executed a Human Rights Impact Assessment for ICANN's processes. It was the first time such an experiment was conducted, and unique because of being a multi-stakeholder attempt.

This report outlines the iterative research-and-design process carried out between November 2017 and July 2019, focusing on successes and lessons learned in anticipation of the ICANN Board’s long-awaited approval of the Work Stream 2 recommendations on Accountability. The process, findings, and recommendations will be presented by Akriti and Austin at CCWP-HR’s joint session with the Government Advisory Council at ICANN66 in Montreal during 2nd-8th November.


Click to download the full research paper here.

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