[ALAC] Fwd: Action Items from GAC-ALAC Costa Rica meeting

Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro salanieta.tamanikaiwaimaro at gmail.com
Tue May 1 01:38:54 UTC 2012

Duly noted.

On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 4:57 PM, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond <ocl at gih.com>wrote:

> FYI.
> I spoke to Heather Dryden when I met her at the INET in Geneva last week
> and having already discussed the subject, this is our way forward.
> Kind regards,
> Olivier
> -------- Message original --------
> Sujet:  Action Items from GAC-ALAC Costa Rica meeting
> Date :  Mon, 30 Apr 2012 21:51:17 +0100
> De :    Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond <ocl at gih.com>
> Pour :  Heather.Dryden Dryden <Heather.Dryden at ic.gc.ca>
> Copie à :       Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond <ocl at gih.com>, ICANN AtLarge
> Staff
> <staff at atlarge.icann.org>, Evan Leibovitch <evan at telly.org>, Carlton
> Samuels <carlton.samuels at gmail.com>, Jean-Jacques Subrenat
> <jjs.global at gmail.com>
> Dear Heather,
> after reviewing the transcript of our very successful meeting in Costa
> Rica, I am now following up with you regarding the two action items from
> the meeting.
> 1. Following-up on human rights issues feeding into the policy
> rule-making, I extended an invitation to all interested GAC members, to
> our ALAC Registrant Rights Working Group which is open and would welcome
> input. This working group is tasked with extending the concept of
> "Registrant Rights" into the rights of Internet users with regards to
> Domain Names -- since it is not only registrants that are affected by
> Domain Names but also every Internet user out there.
> I therefore invite any of your members interested in taking part in such
> a group, either officially as a GAC member, but also individually,
> whichever is more doable, to email me and staff at atlarge.icann.org and
> we'll take it from there. I note from the transcript that during the
> meeting, there was interest from the EU Commission, Portugal, Australia,
> Mexico and the Council of Europe and hope that they will volunteer to
> follow-up in the working group.
> 2. Action Item: ALAC and GAC to form a small working group which will
> draft a joint statement on ICANN Conflicts of Interest
> There is  very successful precedent in a small working group being
> set-up to draft a joint GAC-ALAC statement with the Joint Statement on
> Applicant Support, which can be found on:
> http://www.atlarge.icann.org/correspondence/correspondence-04aug11-en.htm
> The ALAC has taken a very strong line about the current ICANN Conflicts
> of Interest and has drafted TWO statements submitted to a recent public
> comment period. I invite you and your members to read them from:
> http://www.atlarge.icann.org/correspondence/correspondence-02apr12-en.htm
> http://www.atlarge.icann.org/correspondence/correspondence-24apr12-en.htm
> The action item from our meeting in Costa Rica calls for a small working
> group to draft a joint GAC-ALAC Statement and once again, I'd be happy
> to receive emails from volunteers, Cc'ed to staff at atlarge.icann.org .
> I note from the session's transcript that Australia and the European
> Commission contributed to the dialogue and that this needs to be
> explored. As a reminder, Jean-Jacques Subrenat's suggestion for a
> starting point was:
> /"And what I'm thinking of is that there should be a closer examination of,
> perhaps, real cases of conflict of interest which appear in ICANN, and to
> study what these conflicts of interest are. Are they supposed? Are they
> real? Are they perceived? On the one hand.
> And on the other hand, it's to try to define more precisely the limits
> within which it is possible to operate. For instance, it so happens that
> someone noticed and put on a blog recently that at a recent vote of the
> board of ICANN, nine of the board voting members were conflicted. I
> mean, that's something which is quite -- quite amazing."/
> I should therefore be grateful if you could forward these follow-up
> action items to your members and look forward to receiving an
> enthusiastic response. The GAC and the ALAC have a very important part
> to play in making sure that ICANN acts in the public interest and we
> have to seize the opportunity of this synergy to make sure it indeed
> does so. To miss this opportunity would be letting down 2.4Bn Internet
> users out there.
> Kindest regards,
> Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond
> ALAC Chair
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