[CCWG-ACCT] Recommendation 4 - power to remove Individual Board director - 1st reading conclusions

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Wed Jan 6 22:51:35 UTC 2016

I have a concern and resultant question (directed 
at any Directors who choose to reply) regarding 
the phrase "A petition must be supported by a 
fulsome and written rationale stating the reasons why removal is sought."

Let me create a scenario. Directors are chosen by 
an SO or At-Large not because they will 
"represent" the appointing body, but (among other 
reasons) because there is a general belief that 
the candidate espouses beliefs and standards 
similar to those held by those who are selecting 
the Board member. This is a VERY subjective 
decision, and not one that is particularly provable.

If, as time unfolds, those involved with the 
appointing body overwhelmingly come to feel that 
the judgement was either incorrect, or more 
pointedly, if it were to be made again, the 
candidate would NOT be selected, would expressing 
this satisfy the "fulsome rationale"?


At 06/01/2016 09:02 AM, Mathieu Weill wrote:
>Dear Colleagues,
>Please find below the main conclusions of our 
>deliberations during call #74. The updated document is attached.
>a.            to mitigate risk of litigation in 
>case of Board removal, pre-service letters for 
>Board members could be required (see paragraph 39 page 9)
>b.            a written rationale will be offered very early in the process
>c.            Lawyers are tasked to provide 
>adequate language to provide adequate direction for implementation.
>                 This version includes edits to 
> incorporate comments from the Icann Board 
> (section 3c – page 12 of the Icann Board 
> comment) that were not included in the previous 
> version (thanks to Kavouss for drawing our 
> attention to this). Each of these comments were 
> considered as useful directions for implementation. (see paragraphs 41 and 48)
>2nd reading is planned during next Tuesday’s call.
>Mathieu WEILL
>AFNIC - directeur général
>Tél: +33 1 39 30 83 06
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