[CCWG-ACCT] Responses to Rafael's Questions

Jorge.Cancio at bakom.admin.ch Jorge.Cancio at bakom.admin.ch
Fri Feb 5 19:30:37 UTC 2016

Dear Andrew

I guess you have misunderstood. Apologies if I was trying to be humorous.

The new community powers and the new IRP, which we all have been developing these last months, establish legal means to appeal and turn down any Board decision inconsistent with ICANN's Mission, including any based on GAC advice.



Von meinem iPhone gesendet

> Am 05.02.2016 um 20:26 schrieb Andrew Sullivan <ajs at anvilwalrusden.com>:
>> On Fri, Feb 05, 2016 at 07:03:34PM +0000, Jorge.Cancio at bakom.admin.ch wrote:
>> surely both :D
> I see.
> Of course, the board is welcome to receive your advice about Internet
> protocols, but it's not in a position to act on that advice anyway.
> This is the precise point of fixing the ICANN mission statement so
> that ICANN doesn't go off on topics that are not in its remit.  I hope
> that any board would immediately understand that and reject the GAC
> advice.
> I should think it rather important that the GAC not be in a position
> to keep insisting the board take action on advice where the GAC is
> urging the board to do something it should not.  So, with this
> response, you demonstrate precisely why, if the GAC wants the board to
> have to do certain things when it gets formal advice, te GAC should
> therefore give up other avenues of participation.
> Best regards,
> A
> -- 
> Andrew Sullivan
> ajs at anvilwalrusden.com
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