[gnso-improvem-impl-sc] Approved GNSO Council Resolution: Referral Request to the SCI

Julie Hedlund julie.hedlund at icann.org
Thu Nov 19 20:48:11 UTC 2015

Dear Anne, Rudi, and SCI members,

Please find below the resolution from the GNSO Council meeting on 19
November 2015 relating to a referral request to the SCI.  This is posted to
the SCI wiki Works Completed/In Progress page at:
https://community.icann.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=49350790.  The
Referral Request also is posted to the wiki and attached for your reference.

 Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kind regards,
Julie Hedlund, Policy Director

Approval of the Referral Request to the Standing Committee on Improvements
Implementation (SCI)
1.   The GNSO Operating Procedures
<http://gnso.icann.org/en/council/op-procedures-24jun15-en.pdf>  in Chapter
2.2 describe the process of elections of the GNSO Chair and the GNSO

2.   Following the result of the initial election round at ICANN54 in
Dublin, the GNSO Council agreed on a time table
for the next round for the election of the GNSO Chair 2015-2016

3.    During the ICANN 54 meeting in Dublin questions were raised with
regards to the election process for the GNSO Chair and Vice-Chairs,
including the candidate nomination process with particular reference to the
preparedness of newly-elected Council members to vote, the eligibility of
newly elected Councilors to run for the GNSO Chair position, the need for
the GNSO Council to specifically determine the term of the Chair and
Vice-Chairs in accordance with the ICANN Bylaws, and to the overall timing
of the Chair election.
The GNSO Council requests the Standing Committee on Improvements
Implementation (SCI)
   1. To review Sections 2.2(b), (f) and (g) of the GNSO Operating
Procedures with respect to clarifying: (i) the eligibility of incoming
Council members to run for the position of GNSO Chair; (ii) the start and
end dates and the duration of the Chair and Vice-Chair terms in accordance
with the ICANN Bylaws; and (iii) the timing of publication of the election
results; and
   2. To recommend a general time table for election of the GNSO Council
Chair to be approved by the GNSO Council and added to the GNSO Operating


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