Date:13 February 2006
Application for "At-Large Structure" (ALS) Designation
Humanistische Union e.V. (The Humanist Union)
- Organization's Name: Humanistische Union e.V. (The Humanist Union)
- Organization's email address: info@xxxxxx
- Organization's phone number (include country/city codes): +49 (0)30 - 20 45 02 56
Organization's address (location and postal address, if different):
Humanistische Union e.V.
Greifswalder Str. 4
- Organization's website (URL) (if available): http://www.humanistische-union.de
Organization's contact for ALS application (email, phone, address):
Dr. Christoph Bruch
Neue Christstr. 6
+49 (0)30 - 32 10 32 82
Is your organization constituted so that participation by individual Internet users who are citizens or residents of countries within the Geographic Region in which your organization is based will predominate in your organization's operation?
Describe your organization's constituents/membership (number, citizenship/location, defining characteristic - e.g. profession for professional societies):
Number: about 2000
Defining characteristic - e.g. profession for professional societies:
strong interest in human rights/civil liberties - this includes democratic participation i.e.
MSP in ICANN
Explain the eligibility requirements (if any) for your organization's constituents/membership (if you provide a written application for admission as a member, you may attach a copy):
Support of the Humanist Union's goals: protection of civil liberties/human rights, expansion of democratic participation
In what language/s does your organization conduct its business?
Provide support for the statement that your organization is self-supporting (by answering "yes" you confirm that it will not rely on ICANN for funding):
Describe your organization's structure (e.g. governing and decision-making bodies and processes):
The Humanist Union consists of regional active subdivisions and a national and international active federal bureau. Both, the regional subdivisions and the federal bureau are each governed by an elected board. Bylaws: http://www.humanistischeunion.de/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=10
Does your organization commit to supporting its individual constituents'/membership's informed participation in ICANN?
Describe how your organization keeps its constituents/membership informed about, and enables them to participate in, decisions regarding issues of interest:
The Humanist Union participated as registered civil society organization in the WSIS and is an active member of German internet governance community. The Humanist Union communicates via several periodic publications, regular press releases, conferences, and its website etc. with its membership and the general public.
Does your organization post on the Internet publicly-accessible, current information about your organization's goals, structure, description of constituent group(s)/membership, working mechanisms, leadership, and contact(s) (if this information currently is available, provide URLs)?
Provide information on your organization's leadership (leaders' names, positions, emails):
Prof. Dr. Rosemarie Will, Chairperson
Professorin für Öffentliches Recht der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Richterin am Verfassungsgericht Brandenburg
Dr. Christoph Bruch
Politologe, freiberuflicher Wissenschaftler und Publizist, Berlin, Mitglied bei Transparency International Deutschland
Dipl.-Lehrer, wiss. Mitarbeiter im Modellversuch für das Schulfach LER, Berlin
Jurist, Geschäftsführer der Deutschen Vereinigung für Jugendgerichte und Jugendgerichtshilfen e.V. Hannover
Nils Leopold, LL.M.
Jurist, Referatsleiter beim Unabhängigen Landeszentrum für Datenschutz in Schleswig-Holstein
Dr. Fredrik Roggan, stellv. Vorsitzender
Jahrgang 1971, Rechtsanwalt (Schwerpunkt Strafverteidigung)
Hartmuth H. Wrocklage
Jurist und Innensenator der Hansestadt Hamburg a.D.
What is your organization's primary goal or mission (please attach any mission or policy statement for your organization, if in writing, or provide a URL, if posted):
What ICANN-related issues currently are of interest to your organization's constituents/membership:
The development of regional support an legitimization structures for the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC)
If formed, will your organization commit to assisting the Regional At-Large Organization (RALO) for the region in which your organization is based in performing its function?
Martina Kant Sven Lüders (managing directors)
Step VII - Certified as At-Large Structure