[IRP] FW: Call for comments: DRAFT Version 1.1

M I Franklin cos02mf
Fri Jan 7 15:54:17 EET 2011

Dear All

Happy New everything!

I am still reading Draft 1.1 so need to defer any comments I might have 
about that a bit.

RE. the important points raised about (the Universal Declaration of) 
Indigenous Rights and this community/constituency, I'd like to add my 
support for ensuring they are an integral part of the consultation process; 
particularly as Draft 1.1 is ready to go forward.

As it is still a *draft* we do need to emphasise this point; indeed because 
it is not a definitive fait accompli, asking this constituency for their 
input is a must.

In terms of approach; can we make a distinction between more tailored ones 
(as for above) and more general ones (for the HR 'mainstream')?

Re. substantive wording; Lisa and Dixie's latest amendments look fine to 
me; as a non-expert in the legal/drafting domain, will read Draft 1.1 as a 
layperson only.

til later

--On Friday, January 07, 2011 10:30 +0000 Lisa Horner 
<LisaH at global-partners.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi all
> I agree that we need to think really carefully about this so we get it
> right, and thanks for engaging with this.  Could people start to come up
> with specific suggestions/an outline and timescale of what they think
> should happen and how we should frame things?
> Are we saying that we don't go out with a "official" version 1.1
> yet, e.g. through setting up a website and encouraging wide circulation?
> Are we saying that we go to specific communities of expertise to sharpen
> the document first (e.g. jan ? march), and then go out for more general
> consultation (e.g. april ? june)?  I've been trying to present our
> drafts in different forums I've been going to (e.g. Frank La Rue's
> series of regional consultations).  Should I refrain from doing
> that...maybe talking a bit about the process rather than presenting an
> actual draft?  Or do we continue as we are (e.g. inviting comments
> widely), but add a clear note to the draft saying that it's very much a
> draft and that we're currently seeking expert opinion from specific
> communities?
> I guess the advantage of going out widely in the first instance is that
> we might get some people interested who have specific expertise and can
> help us, who we didn't previously know.  We also want to mobilise
> interest and support.  The disadvantages, as Lee and Mike point out, are
> that we might imply that the document is more finalised than it is, and
> perhaps that people would be more reluctant to engage.
> Please note as well that we'll all be relying on coalition members to
> take the lead in talking to different contacts with different expertise.
> Whether we form a steering committee, working groups, or use another
> system.  So we should formulate a plan that matches realistically what
> people are able and committed to do, rather than being too ambitious and
> then failing to meet our goals.
> What are people's thoughts?  Concrete suggestions are particularly
> welcome!
> All the best,
> Lisa

Dr Marianne Franklin
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