[CCWG-ACCT] Understanding of Amended Paragraph 72 of Annex 2

Phil Corwin psc at vlaw-dc.com
Wed Feb 24 00:24:36 UTC 2016

Thanks for weighing in, Bruce.

I agree that evaluation of each individual Board member is the way the process should be used. I was just observing that two separate processes exist for the removal of individual Board members and that there is no limitation on the number that may be employed against within a given time period. As previously stated, I hope we never get to that point.

Best, Philip

Philip S. Corwin, Founding Principal
Virtualaw LLC
1155 F Street, NW
Suite 1050
Washington, DC 20004

Twitter: @VlawDC
"Luck is the residue of design" -- Branch Rickey

-----Original Message-----
From: accountability-cross-community-bounces at icann.org [mailto:accountability-cross-community-bounces at icann.org] On Behalf Of Bruce Tonkin
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 7:09 PM
To: Accountability Cross Community
Subject: Re: [CCWG-ACCT] Understanding of Amended Paragraph 72 of Annex 2

Hello Phil,

I think in essence that you are correct that in addition to removing the Board via a Board as a whole spill process, that the community still has the option of removing individual Board members through the individual Board member recall process.   So yes it is possible to remove all the voting directors, by exercising that process on a one-by-one basis.

In terms of removing the chair or vice-chair of the Board, the community is effectively removing the Board director that currently holds that role.   If that happens, the Board will of course elect a replacement chair or vice-chair  from the remaining Board directors.   

I would expect that if an individual Board director that is currently the chair became subject to an individual Board member recall process, that the chair would stand down pending the outcome of the process and the vice-chair would take over until such time as an new chair is appointed.   

So doubt the discussion will end up being a discussion to remove the chair, but a discussion about the performance of the individual Board director.   At least I hope that is how the processes will be used.

Bruce Tonkin
Accountability-Cross-Community mailing list Accountability-Cross-Community at icann.org

No virus found in this message.
Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
Version: 2016.0.7303 / Virus Database: 4533/11679 - Release Date: 02/22/16

More information about the Accountability-Cross-Community mailing list