International Regulatory Bodies
Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, PLC attorneys have represented clients before a number of international regulatory bodies. We have participated in proceedings organized by:
- The International Telecommunications Union (including the Plenipotentiary Conference held every four years and the World Summit on Information Society);
- The European Court of Human Rights;
- Helping television stations and video programmers obtain carriage on cable television and direct broadcast satellite systems via must carry or retransmission consent;
- The Inter-American Court of Human Rights and Inter-American Commission on Human Rights; and, most recently,
- The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the non-profit corporation that manages the domain name system (our attorneys helped found ICANN)
Increasingly, international regulatory bodies are migrating from the traditional international law/treaty model of governance to a “multistakeholder” model in which industry, civil society, and government representations participate together in the creation of the regulation and rules for international communication and commerce. FHH attorneys are adept at working within either model and can ensure our client’s interests are protected worldwide.