[council] Possible ‘Next Steps’ in Dispute Resolution

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Possible ‘Next Steps’ in Dispute Resolution

Document released by ICANN for Public Notice

11 January 2008

MARINA DEL REY, Calif.: Following the posting of the Frameworks and 
Principles for Accountability and Transparency, the Internet Corporation 
for Assigned Names and Numbers today published a document that 
countenances some possible additional improvements in dispute resolution 

In response to feedback on accountability and transparency issues during 
the consultation process — especially feedback received during a 
workshop at ICANN’s Los Angeles meeting held in November 2007 — the 
‘Next Steps’ document contains two ideas:

First, that the Board Governance Committee schedule a review of existing 
dispute resolution mechanisms to identify ways in which they may might 
provide even higher levels of accountability. This approach is inline 
with ICANN’s commitment to regularly review its structures.

Second, that in the context of the upcoming Board review, the 
possibility of a mechanism for the community to ask the Board to 
reconsider a decision be investigated, along with a mechanism to 
dissolve and reconstitute the Board should it engage in unethical or 
other misbehavior.

The document [PDF, 89K] is posted for public notice prior to final 
consideration by the Board.
Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat - ICANN

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