Accountability of Internet governance organizations has increasingly become the focus of Internet governance debates and discussions in recent years. This is mainly due to the removal of United States oversight from ICANN and the transition of oversight to the multistakeholder community. The question of accountability of ICANN and its multistakeholder governance structure has triggered debates about other IG institutions governance system and their accountability. In this session, we will cover some of the accountability discussions that are at the moment being held at ICANN. The issues that are being discussed are not only specific to ICANN and can also be applied to other Internet governance organizations. By discussing these issues, we will set the scene for the focus of the DC and its methods to help enhance the accountability of Internet governance organizations.
The session will be divided into two 45 minute segments: the first segment discusses ICANN accountability issues such as jurisdiction, human rights, accountability of stakeholder groups participating in policy making at ICANN, diversity, and other issues.
The second segment will discuss the future of the dynamic coalition what it should focus on and how to proceed.
We also invite those interested to become a member of the Dynamic Coalition on Accountability of Internet Governance Organizations. You can send an email to farzaneh.badii[at]gmail.com and request to join the dynamic coalition. Or simply subscribe to our mailing list: http://mailman.netgov-accountability.org/listinfo/discuss