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

Jordan Carter jordan at internetnz.net.nz
Fri Jul 31 22:30:13 UTC 2015

+1 to Grace - that is how I have interpreted the requirement being met, and
the CWG Co-Chairs have agreed that it does...


On 1 August 2015 at 09:45, Grace Abuhamad <grace.abuhamad at icann.org> wrote:

> 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 “Fulfillment of Requirements” section, and reflected in the draft
> through the IRP and Community Mechanism. The text from the "Fulfillment of
> Requirements” 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,
> Grace
> 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 recommendations
> It has been suggested that our proposal is missing an important element
> (see below):
> 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 Board’s 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 ICANN’s “fundamental bylaws,” as
>> described below.
> [1]
> https://www.ianacg.org/icg-files/documents/IANA-stewardship-transition-proposal-EN.pdf
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Robin
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