[IRP] New DRAFT Version 1.1 taking on board comments

shaila mistry shailam
Tue Dec 21 22:45:15 EET 2010

Thank you so much for your hard work Dixie. I have been a little quiet , I know 
. Just have my head down wading through the mountain of  work that looms at this 
time of the year.. I will look at Draft 1.0 and comment  soon.
Peace and joy to all ...and a
Prosperous and healthy New Year 

 Life is too short ....challenge the rules
Forgive quickly ... love truly ...and tenderly
Laugh constantly.....and never stop dreaming! 

From: Dixie Hawtin <Dixie at global-partners.co.uk>
To: IRP <irp at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org>
Sent: Tue, December 21, 2010 8:15:58 AM
Subject: [IRP] New DRAFT Version 1.1 taking on board comments

Hi all,
At the following link you will find the new DRAFT Version 1.1 taking into 
account the illuminating discussions that have been taking place over the past 
couple of months: 
The debates have been quite hasty and at times hard to keep up with: this is a 
chance for everyone who would like to contribute to Version 1.1 to do so before 
it is finalized. PLEASE SEND IN ANY COMMENTS BY JANUARY 8TH. Then, using those 
comments, a final version 1.1 will be released for consultation!
A word of caution: I have not been able to incorporate every point, especially 
where there are strongly conflicting views or where major changes have been 
suggested without substantial support from the wider Coalition. However, Version 
1.1 does not need to be perfect, just good enough to take outside of the 
Coalition. So, please do look through this Version and if there are things which 
you think must URGENTLY be changed before we finalize Version 1.1, please say 
so. If there are things that you want to change but not necessarily in time for 
Version 1.1, please do still contribute these thoughts as they will inform the 

In the interests of not writing a giant essay, here are just a couple of points 
which I wanted to highlight:
*Blocking and filtering: this was meant to be looked at in a final conference 
call but unfortunately we ran out of time. I have tried to take on board 
people?s concerns, however I know the language that I came up with is far from 
great, so if anyone can clarify the meaning and language of this provision that 
would be very helpful indeed.
*The sections on ?Human Dignity? and ?Equality before the law? have been removed 
because they contained nothing except a repetition of the relevant UDHR right, 
and so they were redundant and looked odd. Let me know if you disagree. I do 
however think that human dignity is a relevant concept. Perhaps we could put a 
clause about human dignity in the Preamble?
Furthermore, at the link above you will also find a document containing FAQs 
about the Charter. This is an attempt to capture what the Charter is and explain 
it in an easily communicable way for use both inside and outside of the 
Coalition. If you have time to have a look at this document too then please do, 
although if you only have time to read one, please choose the Charter.
I wish you all very happy holidays!
Dixie Hawtin
Researcher Global Partners and Associates
338 City Road, London, EC1V 2PY, UK
Office: + 44 207 239 8251     Mobile: +44 7769 181 556
dixie at global-partners.co.uk  www.global-partners.co.uk
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