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What is a Legal CWC?

Legal Core Working Group (CWC) is an independent group of volunteers from the Foundation's open community. The Legal CWC is appointed by the Legal Council.

Members with the following background generally constitute Legal CWC:

  • Members with an active legal practice.

  • Members with a legal research background - corporate, business law, international law, tax treaties and trade treaties between governments of UN member states.

Core Functions of Legal CWC:

  1. To prepare Foundation's legal stand on a subject of public interest litigation, concerning any of the Foundation's citizen rights on the Internet, if the citizen has delegated their legal custody to the Foundation's community.

  2. Assist the Legal Committee, Regulations Committee, and Steward Group in preparing, filing, and executing legal actions on behalf of the Foundation's citizens.

  3. Legal CWC closely works with community members to protect their privacy rights, Intellectual Property infringements, civil and criminal lawsuits, actions against discrimination, and similar humanitarian actions in the public interest.

Read on How to Join Legal CWC here and what role an Independent CWC plays in Foundation's community.

Read CWC Nominations Guide for Independent CWCs.

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