[CCWG-ACCT] are we covered on oversight on board decisions wrt IFR recommendations

Grace Abuhamad grace.abuhamad at icann.org
Fri Jul 31 21:45:39 UTC 2015

Hi Robin, 

The CWG-Stewardship chairs reviewed the requirements, as did our independent
legal counsel, and both confirmed that the CCWG-Accountability had met their
requirements. My understanding is that this is reflected in the ³Fulfillment
of Requirements² section, and reflected in the draft through the IRP and
Community Mechanism. The text from the "Fulfillment of Requirements² section
is as follows: 

As requested by the CWG-Stewardship, the community can use the Independent
Review process (see Section 4) to challenge a decision by the Board not to
implement a recommendation coming out of an IANA Function Review.

Hope this helps, 

From:  <accountability-cross-community-bounces at icann.org> on behalf of Robin
Gross <robin at ipjustice.org>
Date:  Friday, July 31, 2015 at 3:50 PM
To:  Accountability Cross Community
<accountability-cross-community at icann.org>
Cc:  Brenden Kuerbis <bkuerbis at gmail.com>
Subject:  [CCWG-ACCT] are we covered on oversight on board decisions wrt IFR

It has been suggested that our proposal is missing an important element (see

But what is missing from the CCWG draft (and specifically the community
powers section) is the empowerment of the community to exercise oversight of
ICANN board decisions with respect to recommendations resulting from an IFR,
as identified below.
>From the transition proposal (pg 40), released by the ICG today [1]:
> 2. Community Empowerment Mechanisms. The empowerment of the multistakeholder
> community to have the following rights with respect to the ICANN Board, the
> exercise of which should be ensured by the related creation of a stakeholder
> community / member group:
> (a) The ability to appoint and remove members of the ICANN Board and to recall
> the entire ICANN Board;
> (b) The ability to exercise oversight with respect to key ICANN Board
> decisions (including with respect to the ICANN Board¹s oversight of the IANA
> functions) by reviewing and approving (i) ICANN Board decisions with respect
> to recommendations resulting from an IFR or Special IFR and (ii) the ICANN
> budget; and 
> (c) The ability to approve amendments to ICANN¹s ³fundamental bylaws,² as
> described below.


Is this right?  Is this covered in our report?  I don't see it, but in the
flurry of documents may not be looking at the right ones.


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