[ALAC] GAC Communiqué from Toronto

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Tue Oct 23 03:54:09 UTC 2012

At 22/10/2012 06:50 PM, Avri Doria wrote:

>The distinction between International law and 
>International legal instruments is interesting 
>because these are just one component of 
>International Law.  Thanks for the 
>clarification.  I think, however, that we need 
>to be cognizant of International Law, not just 
>the legal instruments.  I also think that the 
>RCRC movements arguments go beyond the international legal instruments.

As I understood the various documents (from GAC 
and the Board external legal review), the 
difference RC?IOC and the rest is the combination 
of international agreements coupled with national 
laws for the former. Certainly not my area aof 
expertise, but that statement was made repeatedly.

>On the difference between the issues, ie. ICRC, 
>IFRC, RCRC movement (the national organizations).  As far as I understand:
>RedCoss.tld  is an IFRC issue

Perhaps, but their various national counterparts 
seem to take responsibility for defending the 
core name within their territories (or so it 
sounds from the various descriptions I have heard).

>AmericanRedCross.tld or SvenskaRödKorset.tld or 
>.tld are national movement issues - are these included in the moratorium?

Do not believe so.

>Have there been any national movement lawsuits 
>or governmental actions?  I believe there have 
>been UDRP actions, but that makes them more like everybody else.

The UDRPs are based, I think, on the fact that 
some local Red Cross organizations have 
trademarked the names in their territories.

>   I think this is data we need to collect as part of the policy process.



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