[gnso-improvem-impl-sc] Proposal Regarding GNSO WG Definitions of Decision-Making Levels

Julie Hedlund julie.hedlund at icann.org
Fri Apr 18 19:36:41 UTC 2014


I have added this to the wiki at:

Best regards,

On 4/18/14 2:42 PM, "Shatan, Gregory S." <GShatan at reedsmith.com> wrote:

>I am sending to the entire SCI a proposal relating to the "consensus
>(etc.) against" issue we have been discussing.  This was circulated to
>the subteam (Amr, Cintra, Thomas and Mary) earlier this week.  Based on
>discussions in and after Singapore, this proposal does not change the
>Decision-Making Levels language in the text of the PDP Manual.  Instead,
>this proposal contains a new explanatory footnote appended to the list of
>existing consensus levels.
>(Please note that I have included the discussion of "divergence" in the
>footnote because a few people in the IGO/INGO Working Group insisted that
>the situation should be described as "Divergence" even though it was
>clear that a strong majority of the Working Group had coalesced around a
>position actively opposing a recommendation. While their position was (in
>my opinion) more political than logical, I thought it should be dealt
>with nonetheless.)
>I suggest that, if and when this is handed up to the GNSO Council, we
>should note to the Council that we found a number of notable
>linguistic/drafting flaws in the consensus levels.  However, after prior
>revisions and deliberation, we restrained ourselves from fixing these
>flaws at this time so that the "consensus against" issue could be dealt
>with in isolation and with clarity.  I suggest that we recommend that the
>drafting issues be dealt with in the near future.
>I look forward to your comments.
>Best regards,
>Gregory S. Shatan
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