[governance] ICANN's US jurisdiction

Arsène Tungali arsenebaguma at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 04:36:16 EST 2016

Dear Parminder,

This statement is really great and well written. It gives (or reminds)
ICANN of a number of options in order to deal with the jurisdiction
issue. ICANN and the US gov have no reason to say NO to this but can
rather chose at least one of the options suggested. I mostly like #1
and #2 which looks not too complicated where there is a will. ICANN
leardeship and the wider community need to push for such a change to
happen in order for it to be truly global and gain the confidence of
the community.

Is the statement still open for endorsement? I would encourage so many
other organzations to support this and hopefully, something will be


2016-11-09 3:53 UTC+02:00, parminder <parminder at itforchange.net>:
> All
> As you know, the issue of jurisdiction of ICANN is under consideration
> at ICANN's community process (in the accountability track where there is
> a sub group discussing this issue). ICANN is currently meeting in
> Hyderabad, India, from 3rd to 9th November.
> Today, on the last day of ICANN's Hyderabad meeting, the enclosed
> statement was issued by key Indian civil society organisations engaged
> with Internet governance issues, supported by two key global networks
> involved in this area. The statement expresses the urgent need for
> transiting ICANN from being under the jurisdiction of one country,
> presenting the rationale of why this is important to do. It also lists
> some possible options of doing so, towards beginning a serious
> action-oriented deliberation on this very important matter. Unlike what
> is often understood, the jurisdiction issue is not just a matter of
> sovereign prestige and self respect of the states but concerns vital
> matters impacting people's rights. This is especially so as the society
> gets more and more digitised in all areas.
> We welcome comments and feedback.
> The statement has been issued by the following Indian civil society
> organisations.
> _Centre for Internet and Society <http://cis-india.org/>_, Bangalore
> _IT for Change <http://www.itforchange.net/>_, Bangalore
> _Free Software Movement of India
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Software_Movement_of_India>_, Hyderabad
> _Society for Knowledge Commons <http://www.knowledgecommons.in/>_, New
> Delhi
> _Digital Empowerment Foundation <http://defindia.org/>_, New Delhi
> _Delhi Science Forum <http://www.delhiscienceforum.net/>_, New Delhi
> _Software Freedom Law Cent_er_ India_, New Delhi
> _Third World Network - India <https://twnetwork.org/>_, New Delhi
> It is supported by the following global networks:
> _Association For Progressive Communications <https://www.apc.org/>_
> _Just Net Coalition
> <http://justnetcoalition.org/>_
> <http://justnetcoalition.org/> We will soon expand this effort to enlist
> more global support.
> Best, Parminder
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