The Cross Community Working Party on ICANN and Human Rights (CCWP-HR) seeks to map and understand the issues and potential solutions related to corporate and social responsibilities of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This is related, but not limited to policies, procedures and operations, with a particular focus on ICANNs responsibility to respect human rights.

This space provides information on the charter, research, and reports of the CCWP. Additional information and updates about ongoing work can be found on its dedicated website,


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March 2018

Sample ccTLD Human Rights Impact Assessment Tool

January 2017

Invitation to Community gTLD Applications and Human Rights Webinar 

Presentation on Community gTLDs and Human Rights

November 2016

Council of Europe Report on Community TLDs

June 2016

Potential Human Rights Issues Arising from the gTLD Subsequent Procedures 

June 2016

ICANN Policies and Human Rights (PDF) - Article 19; ICANN Policies and Human Rights (PNG) - Article 19  

October 2015

'ICANN’s Corporate Responsibility to respect Human Rights: Recommendations for developing Human Rights Review Process and Reporting' by CCWP-HR 

June 2015

'Issue report for the Cross Community Working Party on ICANN’s Corporate and Social Responsibility to Respect Human Rights: Practical recommendations for ICANN' by Article19

April 2016

Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA) Process Diagram

April 2015

Charter of the Cross Community Working Party on ICANN's Corporate and Social Responsibility to Respect Human Rights

February 2015

'ICANNs Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights' by Article19

December 2014

'ICANN's procedures and policies in the light of human rights, fundamental freedoms and democratic value's'  by Thomas Scheider and Monika Zalnieriute facilitated by the Council of Europe

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