[CCWG-ACCT] Fwd: GAC views on draft recommendations of the third draft proposal of the CCWG-accountability

Malcolm Hutty malcolm at linx.net
Tue Jan 26 15:35:56 UTC 2016

> On 26 Jan 2016, at 15:15, Phil Corwin <psc at vlaw-dc.com> wrote:
> As for how the CCWG should proceed given that the GAC has no position on rec. 11, well given that it has missed its chance to register either support, objection, or recommendations for modification I think CCWG has no choice but to proceed based upon input from other Chartering Organizations, because waiting on the GAC is not feasible under the current timeline however it is measured.

I might have been tempted to disagree, to say that out of respect for the GAC we should allow them a bit longer: being right, and winning consensus support from all parts of the community is more important than this continual self-defeating rush. 

However, the GAC offers no assurance that they will reach consensus however much extra time we give them. To the contrary, they say that discussions continue on Recs 1, 2 & 6, but on 11 they have been unable to reach a consensus. That seems as final as such things ever get. It is therefore not a matter of time. We can only proceed on the basis that there is no consensus among governments on this issue. 


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