[IRP] Charter Process - suggestion

shaila mistry shailam
Fri Aug 27 02:41:05 EEST 2010

Hi Everyone

Hope everyone on has had a chance to go through the charter. I know that this is 
a monumental task and I thank everyone who undertook  it. Also a big thanks to 
the "expert group"  for undertaking to do a final draft  

I have been thinking about the draft daily since our call on August 19 and am in 
two minds. One as an IRP member  but also the other as someone who write policy 
documents all the time.I ask my self what I would do with this charter and the 
answer is as follows and I offer it in all sincerity 

In my opinion the Charter is a good start.We have succeeded in assembling 
together all the components but we have not had enough time  to discuss each of 
the main arteries and neither have we had sufficient time to word smith it . IGF 
2010 is an excellent opportunity to launch it but is it complete enough ? Is it 
possible that we do so in an abridged version with  just  main points. We then 
taking the time to word it as we would all like.  My concern is that in its 
present standing some sections are very strong and others clearly need more work 

I, along with all of you to have this Charter to be taken seriously .

Alternatively we could all undertake to fleshing out the underwritten sections 
and be prepared for  Sept 14, 2010

This is my two cents worth and I deffer to the wisdom of all of you who have 
more knowledge and experience than I .

BTW I have gone through it again and made my points in green.

Shaila Rao Mistry 

From: Lisa Horner <LisaH at global-partners.co.uk>To: 
"irp at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org" 
<irp at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org>

Cc: "irp-charter at rp.lip6.fr" <irp-charter at rp.lip6.fr>Sent: Thu, August 19, 2010 
9:58:21 AMSubject: [IRP] Charter Process

Hi all
Firstly, a big thank you to everyone who has submitted comments and who joined 
the conference call today.  I?m really excited about the level of engagement in 
the process, and think the comments and discussions have been tremendously 
productive so far.
As discussed, I have collated and posted all of the comments we have received on 
a Google document here:

You can add to the list of comments here, but please don?t edit the text that is 
there.  These are simply copied and pasted from people?s emails so it?s not 
appropriate to edit their comments!  *Please clearly mark any additional 
comments you make on the google doc by highlighting them in a different colour* 
You can also continue to submit comments by email and I?ll do my best to 

Wolfgang is particularly interested in comments regarding any rights or 
principles that are missing, and about any duplications.  RE Anja?s question 
about the right time to submit suggestions for small edits?the time is now!
We agreed to have comments open until Friday.  Wolfgang will then start work to 
see what can be incorporated into the Charter.  He has agreed to incorporate 
those comments that are fairly straightforward or around which there is 
consensus.  More contentious or difficult points will be highlighted for further 
discussion and consultation.  We will then have a ?final first draft? by the end 
of the month.
Wolfgang ? please clearly mark in the new draft where changes have been made to 
make it easy for people to see.  Maybe you could also write the coalition an 
email to explain what comments you have/have not been able to take on board and 
We have a recording of the call ? let me know if you?d like the link to listen.
Thanks again for all of your inputs and engagement, and to Wolfgang for driving 
this forwards.
All the best,
Lisa Horner
Head of Research & Policy  Global Partners and Associates
338 City Road, London, EC1V 2PY, UK
Office: + 44 207 239 8251     Mobile: +44 7867 795859
LisaH at global-partners.co.uk  www.global-partners.co.uk 
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