[registration-issues-wg] [CPWG] Fwd: IRP-IOT selection/ "vetting" process

Marita Moll mmoll at ca.inter.net
Fri Jul 5 16:35:07 UTC 2019

There is a fair bit of discussion going on in NCSG re: this letter 
announcing that the board will vet participation in one of the current 
accountability mechanisms -- questions are around is this appropriate, 
is it even legal?

Should we be discussing this as well? The letter was sent by Leon as 
chair of the Board Accountability Cttee to all community leaders. See 
link below.


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Subject: 	IRP-IOT selection/ "vetting" process
Date: 	Thu, 4 Jul 2019 16:09:39 -0400
From: 	Raphaël Beauregard-Lacroix <rbeauregardlacroix at GMAIL.COM>
Reply-To: 	Raphaël Beauregard-Lacroix <rbeauregardlacroix at GMAIL.COM>

Hi all

Starting this as a separate thread as I think it is an important 
discussion to have.

As a relative newcomer, I'm mostly interested in knowing how often has 
the Board undertaken such a vetting process for participation in any 
form of PDP (taken broadly).

That an SO/AC chooses its own people is one thing, but here the Board 
has, in effect, the last say.

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From: *farzaneh badii* <farzaneh.badii at gmail.com 
<mailto:farzaneh.badii at gmail.com>>
Date: Thu, Jul 4, 2019 at 3:59 PM
Subject: Re: [council] Call for volunteers IRP-IOT and proposed Council 
endorsement process
To: <NCSG-DISCUSS at listserv.syr.edu <mailto:NCSG-DISCUSS at listserv.syr.edu>>

Thanks Rafik

I have to say I am stunned by the board decision to be involved in 
vetting the  applicants for IOT membership. This is the group that is 
going to come up with procedures to hold the board accountable. Board 
decided to have a say in the selection? This is astonishing. I don't 
know how the board doesn't see what is wrong with such involvement.

If NCSG agrees we need to send a formal letter to the board and remind 
them what IOT is for!

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019 at 3:54 PM Rafik Dammak <rafik.dammak at gmail.com 
<mailto:rafik.dammak at gmail.com>> wrote:

    Hi all,

    For those interested to volunteer to IRP-IOT please review carefully
    the call here
    https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/sanchez-to-siddiqui-et-al-26jun19-en.pdf [icann.org]
    <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.icann.org_en_system_files_correspondence_sanchez-2Dto-2Dsiddiqui-2Det-2Dal-2D26jun19-2Den.pdf&d=DwMGaQ&c=FmY1u3PJp6wrcrwll3mSVzgfkbPSS6sJms7xcl4I5cM&r=PDd_FX3f4MVgkEIi9GHvVoUhbecsvLhgsyXrxgtbL10DTBs0i1jYiBM_uTSDzgqG&m=nB8wjB51BCGkGoYf3d1QMu8BvYola3KUSkUARFf64_Q&s=O4k5PeksbH8PKBf9gPIeTNc6uFW4qxu6BXOVz-IIlyM&e=> and
    if you would like to get GNSO council support read the details below.

    Best regards,


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    Dear Council Members, SG/C Chairs,

    As you may be aware, the ICANN Board Accountability Mechanisms
    Committee (BAMC) recently launched a call for volunteers to
    recompose the Independent Review Process (IRP) Implementation
    Oversight Team (IOT) (see
    https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/sanchez-to-siddiqui-et-al-26jun19-en.pdf [icann.org]
    . The letter also notes that ‘if any SO/AC wishes to vet candidates
    through its own candidate selection process, the BAMC welcomes that
    work, diligence, and indication of support when passing the
    candidate further into the process’.

    As during recent discussions, Council members as well as GNSO
    community members have highlighted the importance of this process
    and the need for the GNSO to contribute candidates with expertise to
    this process, Council leadership would like to propose the following

     1. Any candidates interested in GNSO Council endorsement should
        send their Expressions of Interest describing how his or her
        experience aligns with the skills identified, as well as a
        commitment to the estimated time demands to gnso-secs at icann.org
        <mailto:gnso-secs at icann.org> by Friday 12 July 2019.
     2. Council leadership will evaluate the applications against the
        skills and experience outlined in the call for volunteers (see
        also below).
     3. Council leadership will share with the Council the proposed
        candidates for GNSO Council endorsement by 17 July 2019 at the
     4. Council to consider proposed candidates for endorsement during
        18 July 2019 GNSO Council meeting.
     5. GNSO Secretariat to submit EOIs of endorsed candidates by 31
        July 2019 at the latest.
     6. All the EOIs of the candidates that meet the qualifications will
        be provided to the BAMC for evaluation and identification of new

    If you have any questions or concerns about this proposed process,
    please let us know as soon as possible. We appreciate that the
    timeline is short, but we hope this will not prevent you from
    encouraging members who have the required skills and experience from
    applying. To be clear, nothing prevents those not seeking GNSO
    Council endorsement from submitting their applications directly to
    the BAMC.

    With best regards,

    Pam Little and Rafik Dammak, Vice Chairs, GNSO Council

    On behalf of GNSO Council Leadership


    *Skills and Experience Required *

    The IOT has very important work remaining, including the
    finalization of a set of Updated Supplementary Procedures that will
    define the conduct of IRPs and assure that the purposes of the IRP
    are upheld. These Procedures must also align with principles of
    international arbitration. As a result, those members of our
    community that you identify and encourage to join the IOT, should
    have the necessary legal or judicial skills and experience in
    disputes such as IRPs, arbitrations, or other alternate dispute
    resolution processes. Specific familiarity with ICANN’s
    accountability mechanisms is another important skill that we hope to
    see amongst new members. No single candidate must bring all of this
    experience, but as we look at the IOT as a whole, we are striving
    for a variety of experiences that, taken together, make the IOT
    well-suited to finalize a set of procedures to conduct IRP
    proceedings. IOT members must also have the time and availability to
    attend at least a one hour call each week to participate on IOT
    telephonic meetings, as well as sufficient availability to
    contribute to the work online.

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