AW: [governance] IANA transition - BR Gov comments on the CCWG-Accountability Draft Proposal

"Kleinwächter, Wolfgang" wolfgang.kleinwaechter at medienkomm.uni-halle.de
Tue Jun 9 09:49:22 EDT 2015


Hi Parminder,

can you specify what do you understand under "international jurisdiction"? Do you want to create an "International (Internet) Court"? Do you want to have ICANN under the International Court of Justice in The Hague? International Courts are created by intergovernmental treaties. Here is a list of "International Courts":
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_court.

Wolfgang



  


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Von: governance-request at lists.igcaucus.org im Auftrag von parminder
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An: governance at lists.igcaucus.org; Michael Froomkin - U.Miami School of Law; Mawaki Chango
Betreff: Re: [governance] IANA transition - BR Gov comments on the CCWG-Accountability Draft Proposal
 


On Tuesday 09 June 2015 06:26 PM, Michael Froomkin - U.Miami School of
Law wrote:
>
> I think that bodies which do not need to fear supervision by
> legitimate courts end up like FIFA. FIFA had a legal status in
> Switzerland that basically insulated it the way that the Brazilian
> document seems to suggest would be what they want for ICANN.  (It's
> also the legal status ICANN has at times suggested it would like.)
>
> The lesson of history seems unusually clear here.

Agree that ICANN cannot be left jurisdictionally un-supervised - that
may be even more dangerous than the present situation. However, the
right supervision or oversight is of international jurisdiction and law,
not that of the US . This is what Brazil has to make upfront as the
implication of what it is really seeking, and its shyness and reticence
to say so is what I noted as surprising in an earlier email in this
thread. Not putting out clearly what exactly it wants would lead to
misconceptions about its position, which IMHO can be seen from how
Michael reads it.  I am sure this is not how Brazil meant it - to free
ICANN from all kinds of jurisdictional oversight whatsoever - but then
Brazil needs to say clearly what is it that it wants, and how can it can
obtained. Brazil, please come out of your NetMundial hangover and take
political responsibility for what you say and seek!

parminder


>
> On Tue, 9 Jun 2015, Mawaki Chango wrote:
>
>>
>> It's good to see a law scholar involved in this discussion. I'll
>> leave it to the Brazilian party to
>> ultimate tell whether your reading is correct or not. In the meantime
>> I'd volunteer the following
>> comments.
>>
>> On Jun 8, 2015 10:46 PM, "Michael Froomkin - U.Miami School of Law"
>> <froomkin at law.miami.edu> wrote:
>> >
>> > Perhaps I'm misreading something, but I read this document to make
>> the following assertions:
>> >
>> > 1. All restrictions on ICANN's location must be removed.
>> >
>>
>> And the question reopened for deliberation by all stakeholders,
>> including governments among others.
>> Only the outcome of such deliberation will be fully legitimate within
>> the framework of the post-2015
>> ICANN.
>>
>> > 2. ICANN does not have to leave the US but must be located in a
>> place where the governing law has
>> certain characteristics, including not having the possibiliity that
>> courts overrule ICANN (or at
>> least the IRP).
>> >
>> > (And, as it happens, the US is not such a place....)
>> >
>>
>> Not only avoiding courts overruling relevant outcomes of the Internet
>> global community processes,
>> but also examining and resolving the possible interferences/conflicts
>> that might arise for
>> government representatives being subject to a foreign country law
>> simply in the process of attending
>> to their regular duties (if they were to be fully engaged with ICANN).
>>
>> Quote:
>> "From the Brazilian perspective the existing structure clearly imposes limits to the participation
>>
> ??
> ?of governmental representatives, as it is unlikely that a representative of a foreign government wi
>> ll be authorized (by its own government) to formally accept a position in a body pertaining to a U.
>>
>> S. corporation."
>>
>> This may be what you're getting at with your point 3 below, but I'm
>> not sure whether the problem is
>> only the fact that governments have to deal with a corporate form/law
>> or whether it is altogether
>> the fact that it is a single country law without any form of
>> deliberate endorsement by the other
>> governments (who also have law making power in their respective
>> country just as the US government).
>>
>> Assuming your reading is correct, and if necessary complemented by my
>> remarks above, I'd be
>> interested in hearing from you about any issues you may see with the
>> BR gov comments.
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Mawaki
>>
>> >
>> > 3. ICANN doesn't have to change its form, but it needs a form where
>> governments are comfortable.
>> >
>> > (And, as it happens, the corporate form is not such a form....)
>> >
>> >
>> > What am I missing?
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > On Sat, 6 Jun 2015, Carlos A. Afonso wrote:
>> >
>> >> For the ones who are following the IANA transition process: attached
>> >> please find the comments posted by the government of Brazil on
>> June 03,
>> >> 2015, in response to the call for public comments on the
>> >> CCWG-Accountability Initial Draft Proposal.
>> >>
>> >> I generally agree with the comments.
>> >>
>> >> fraternal regards
>> >>
>> >> --c.a.
>> >>
>> >
>> > --
>> > A. Michael Froomkin, http://law.tm
>> > Laurie Silvers & Mitchell Rubenstein Distinguished Professor of Law
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