FW: [gnso-improvem-impl-sc] Proposed language to address suspending a PDP

Marika Konings marika.konings at icann.org
Thu Sep 6 13:10:45 UTC 2012

Dear All,

As discussed during the last meeting, please find below what I think is the last proposal with regard to suspending a PDP.

With best regards,


From: Marika Konings <marika.konings at icann.org<mailto:marika.konings at icann.org>>
Date: Tuesday 24 July 2012 04:00
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Subject: [gnso-improvem-impl-sc] Proposed language to address suspending a PDP

Dear All,

Following on from the last meeting, please find hereby the proposed language to be added to the PDP Manual to address suspending a PDP after initiation:

The GNSO Council may terminate or suspend* a PDP prior to the publication of a Final Report only for significant cause, upon a motion that passes with a Supermajority Vote in favour of termination or suspension. The following are illustrative examples of possible reasons for a premature termination or suspension of a PDP:

1. Deadlock. The PDP Team is hopelessly deadlocked and unable to identify recommendations or statements that have either the strong support or a consensus of its members despite significant time and resources being dedicated to the PDP;

2. Changing Circumstances. Events have occurred since the initiation of the PDP that have rendered the PDP moot, or no longer necessary, or warranting a suspension; or

3. Lack of Community Volunteers. Despite several calls for participation, the work of the PDP Team is significantly impaired and unable to effectively conclude its deliberations due to lack of volunteer participation.
* Suspension is a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of the PDP, i.e. all activities are halted upon a decision of the GNSO Council until further notice.
This would be a modification of the current language of section 15 of the PDP manual (modified language in bold).

Looking forward to receiving your feedback.

With best regards,

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