[council] Issues report

Bruce Tonkin Bruce.Tonkin at melbourneit.com.au
Thu Sep 22 13:36:49 UTC 2005

>From ICANN bylaws:

2. Creation of the Issue Report

Within fifteen (15) calendar days after receiving either (i) an
instruction from the Board; (ii) a properly supported motion from a
Council member; or (iii) a properly supported motion from an Advisory
Committee, the Staff Manager will create a report (an "Issue Report").
Each Issue Report shall contain at least the following:

a. The proposed issue raised for consideration;

b. The identity of the party submitting the issue;

c. How that party is affected by the issue;

d. Support for the issue to initiate the PDP;

e. A recommendation from the Staff Manager as to whether the Council
should initiate the PDP for this issue (the "Staff Recommendation").
Each Staff Recommendation shall include the opinion of the ICANN General
Counsel regarding whether the issue proposed to initiate the PDP is
properly within the scope of the ICANN policy process and within the
scope of the GNSO. In determining whether the issue is properly within
the scope of the ICANN policy process, the General Counsel shall examine
whether such issue:

1. is within the scope of ICANN's mission statement;

2. is broadly applicable to multiple situations or organizations;

3. is likely to have lasting value or applicability, albeit with the
need for occasional updates;

4. will establish a guide or framework for future decision-making; or

5. implicates or affects an existing ICANN policy.

f. On or before the fifteen (15) day deadline, the Staff Manager shall
distribute the Issue Report to the full Council for a vote on whether to
initiate the PDP, as discussed below.

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