[ALAC] Fwd: RE: [council] Regarding Ethics and conflicts of interest
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On 6 October 2011 12:38, Alan Greenberg <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca> wrote:
> This may be of interest to you. Alan
> >Subject: RE: [council] Regarding Ethics and conflicts of interest
> >Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2011 11:26:07 +1000
> >From: Bruce Tonkin <Bruce.Tonkin at melbourneit.com.au>
> >To: GNSO Council List <council at gnso.icann.org>
> >Hello All,
> >The minutes from the Board Governance Committee meeting of 15 September
> >are now public.
> >See: http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/minutes-bgc-15sep11-en.htm
> >The relevant resolution relating to Ethics and Conflicts of interest is:
> >"Ethics and Conflicts of Interest - The Committee held a long and
> >detailed discussion about the nature of conflicts of interest, including
> >the requirements relating to disclosure of existing, future or potential
> >future conflicts of interest, as well as abstention from voting in
> >particular circumstances. The Committee also discussed in detail how
> >ethics guidelines compliment a Conflicts of Interest Policy, and the
> >need for ICANN to establish a formal Ethics regime. The BGC approved a
> >motion leading to the following actions:
> >* The CEO and the General Counsel are to review and propose revisions
> >to the Conflicts of Interest Policy to clarify issues, including
> >disclosure and abstention requirements, surrounding future interests or
> >potential future interests.
> >* The CEO and the General Counsel are to engage an external firm with
> >expertise in advising on ethical issues, to advise and help develop an
> >ICANN Ethics Regime or set of Guidelines for the Board, the staff and
> >the community.
> >* A work party of Cherine Chalaby, Bill Graham and Ray Plzak as current
> >members of the BGC to review and guide staff efforts to revise the
> >Conflicts of Interest Policy and development of the Ethics Regime or set
> >of Guidelines.
> >* Staff to provide BGC with progress report, and BGC to further discuss
> >process and timeline in Dakar."
> >Note also that the BGC has asked the staff to schedule a 90 minute
> >public session in Dakar to provide the community with a briefing on the
> >current conflicts policy and possible changes, and to seek community
> >input. I will provide further details once the details are public.
> >Bruce Tonkin
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