[CCWG-ACCT] Board comments on Board removal in the context of GAC advice

Bruce Tonkin Bruce.Tonkin at melbourneit.com.au
Sun Feb 14 00:33:10 UTC 2016

Hello Brett,

>>  What if the Board  decision, based on consensus GAC advice, is not necessarily against the  outside of the scope or mission of ICANN (thus an IRP would not reverse it) but it is opposed by 3 or 4 SOACs? What recourse would they have under your proposal?

For matters where the Board is operating within the mission and bylaws, our view is that the 4 SOs/ACs threshold should apply to recall the whole Board.

From reading the discussion on this list though, I think the more common scenario is that the community feels that the Board has stepped outside of the scope of its mission in accepting a participial piece of GAC advice.   Thus I think the IRP would normally be the most common way of dealing with such cases.

Other than that there are a range of other community powers that may apply in other circumstances that don’t have such a high threshold.   For example if the Board accepted GAC advice to spend lots of money in a particular area which is within ICANN's mission, but the rest of the community objected,  then community powers related to budget etc would apply.

Bruce Tonkin

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