Digital Civil Rights in Europe

Article published in EDRi-gram 7.8

On 15 April 2009 EDRi signed, together with other 50 organisations representing the civil society from around the world, the Global Civil Society Statement in support of Petition for a Non-Commercial Stakeholders Group (NCSG) at ICANN.

The petition sent by the Non-Commercial User Constituency (NCUC) will create an organizational structure that can accommodate the full breadth and diversity of non-commercial interests concerned with domain name policy. The NCSG petition encourages inclusiveness and cooperation among different viewpoints, facilitates minority representation, fosters the generation of new policy proposals, and establishes councilors and officers that are representative of and serve the needs of the entire Stakeholder Group membership. The NCSG petition also maintains a light-weight and adaptable framework as is required for effective policy development at ICANN.

The statement forsees support for the proposed NCUC NCSG Charter and asks the ICANN Board of Directors to encourage wider non-commercial civil society participation in ICANN.

Global Civil Society Statement in Support of Petition for a Non-Commercial Stakeholders Group at ICANN (15.04.2009)
http://ipjustice.org/wp/2009/04/15/global-civil-society-statement-in-s…

NCUC petition for a Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG)
http://gnso.icann.org/en/improvements/ncsg-petition-charter.pdf

The Executive Summary of the NCUC petition
http://gnso.icann.org/en/improvements/executive-summary-ncsg-proposal….

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