<div dir="ltr">Hi Marita<div><br></div><div>Apologies I received the letter from Leon, as the Chair of the BAMC (Board Accountability Mechanisms Committee) on the 26 June - right in the middle of the Marrakech meeting and it got pushed to the back burner and was then difficult to find because the letter was in an email sent by a staff member. But it is attached below.</div><div><br></div><div>Personally I can't see the problem of the BAMC selecting the members for the actual committee - they only want a limited sized group and a balance of skills. Others candidates who are proposed by their SO/ACs but not selected as members can remain on the committee as observers (and don't vote).</div><div><br></div><div>Maureen</div><div><br></div></div><br><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr" class="gmail_attr">On Fri, Jul 5, 2019 at 6:35 AM Marita Moll <<a href="mailto:mmoll@ca.inter.net" target="_blank">mmoll@ca.inter.net</a>> wrote:<br></div><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8ex;border-left:1px solid rgb(204,204,204);padding-left:1ex">
  

    
  
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    <p>There is a fair bit of discussion going on in NCSG re: this
      letter announcing that the board will vet participation in one of
      the current accountability mechanisms -- questions are around is
      this appropriate, is it even legal? <br>
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    <p>Should we be discussing this as well? The letter was sent by Leon
      as chair of the Board Accountability Cttee to all community
      leaders. See link below.<br>
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    <p>Marita<br>
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            <td>IRP-IOT selection/ "vetting" process</td>
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            <td>Thu, 4 Jul 2019 16:09:39 -0400</td>
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            <td>Raphaël Beauregard-Lacroix
              <a class="gmail-m_-1668748228060148527gmail-m_-4986684308621271264moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:rbeauregardlacroix@GMAIL.COM" target="_blank"><rbeauregardlacroix@GMAIL.COM></a></td>
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            <td>Raphaël Beauregard-Lacroix
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            <td><a class="gmail-m_-1668748228060148527gmail-m_-4986684308621271264moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:NCSG-DISCUSS@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU" target="_blank">NCSG-DISCUSS@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU</a></td>
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      <div dir="ltr">Hi all
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        <div>Starting this as a separate thread as I think it is an
          important discussion to have.</div>
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        <div>As a relative newcomer, I'm mostly interested in knowing
          how often has the Board undertaken such a vetting process for
          participation in any form of PDP (taken broadly).</div>
        <div><br>
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        <div>That an SO/AC chooses its own people is one thing, but here
          the Board has, in effect, the last say.</div>
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              From: <strong class="gmail_sendername" dir="auto">farzaneh
                badii</strong> <span dir="auto"><<a href="mailto:farzaneh.badii@gmail.com" target="_blank">farzaneh.badii@gmail.com</a>></span><br>
              Date: Thu, Jul 4, 2019 at 3:59 PM<br>
              Subject: Re: [council] Call for volunteers IRP-IOT and
              proposed Council endorsement process<br>
              To: <<a href="mailto:NCSG-DISCUSS@listserv.syr.edu" target="_blank">NCSG-DISCUSS@listserv.syr.edu</a>><br>
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              <div dir="auto">Thanks Rafik</div>
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            <div dir="auto"><br>
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            <div dir="auto">I have to say I am stunned by the board
              decision to be involved in vetting the  applicants for IOT
              membership. This is the group that is going to come up
              with procedures to hold the board accountable. Board
              decided to have a say in the selection? This is
              astonishing. I don't know how the board doesn't see what
              is wrong with such involvement. </div>
            <div dir="auto"><br>
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            <div dir="auto">If NCSG agrees we need to send a formal
              letter to the board and remind them what IOT is for! </div>
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                <div dir="ltr" class="gmail_attr">On Thu, Jul 4, 2019 at
                  3:54 PM Rafik Dammak <<a href="mailto:rafik.dammak@gmail.com" target="_blank">rafik.dammak@gmail.com</a>>
                  wrote:<br>
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                  <div dir="auto">Hi all,
                    <div dir="auto"><br>
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                    <div dir="auto">For those interested to volunteer to
                      IRP-IOT please review carefully the call here <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.icann.org_en_system_files_correspondence_sanchez-2Dto-2Dsiddiqui-2Det-2Dal-2D26jun19-2Den.pdf&d=DwMGaQ&c=FmY1u3PJp6wrcrwll3mSVzgfkbPSS6sJms7xcl4I5cM&r=PDd_FX3f4MVgkEIi9GHvVoUhbecsvLhgsyXrxgtbL10DTBs0i1jYiBM_uTSDzgqG&m=nB8wjB51BCGkGoYf3d1QMu8BvYola3KUSkUARFf64_Q&s=O4k5PeksbH8PKBf9gPIeTNc6uFW4qxu6BXOVz-IIlyM&e=" style="font-family:-webkit-standard" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:calibri,sans-serif">https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/sanchez-to-siddiqui-et-al-26jun19-en.pdf</span> [icann.org]</a> and
                      if you would like to get GNSO council support read
                      the details below.</div>
                    <div dir="auto"><br>
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                    <div dir="auto">Best regards,</div>
                    <div dir="auto"><br>
                    </div>
                    <div dir="auto">Rafik </div>
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                              <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black">Dear
                                  Council Members, SG/C Chairs,</span></p>
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                              <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black">As
                                  you may be aware, the ICANN Board
                                  Accountability Mechanisms Committee
                                  (BAMC) recently launched a call for
                                  volunteers to recompose the
                                  Independent Review Process (IRP)
                                  Implementation Oversight Team (IOT)
                                  (see </span><a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.icann.org_en_system_files_correspondence_sanchez-2Dto-2Dsiddiqui-2Det-2Dal-2D26jun19-2Den.pdf&d=DwMGaQ&c=FmY1u3PJp6wrcrwll3mSVzgfkbPSS6sJms7xcl4I5cM&r=PDd_FX3f4MVgkEIi9GHvVoUhbecsvLhgsyXrxgtbL10DTBs0i1jYiBM_uTSDzgqG&m=nB8wjB51BCGkGoYf3d1QMu8BvYola3KUSkUARFf64_Q&s=O4k5PeksbH8PKBf9gPIeTNc6uFW4qxu6BXOVz-IIlyM&e=" style="font-family:-webkit-standard" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:calibri,sans-serif">https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/sanchez-to-siddiqui-et-al-26jun19-en.pdf</span> [icann.org]</a>) <span style="font-size:12pt;color:black">.
                                  The letter also notes that ‘if any
                                  SO/AC wishes to vet candidates through
                                  its own candidate selection process,
                                  the BAMC welcomes that work,
                                  diligence, and indication of support
                                  when passing the candidate further
                                  into the process’.</span></p>
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                          <div lang="EN-US">
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                              <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:-webkit-standard;color:black"> </span></p>
                              <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black">As
                                  during recent discussions, Council
                                  members as well as GNSO community
                                  members have highlighted the
                                  importance of this process and the
                                  need for the GNSO to contribute
                                  candidates with expertise to this
                                  process, Council leadership would like
                                  to propose the following steps:</span></p>
                              <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:-webkit-standard;color:black"> </span></p>
                              <ol style="margin-top:0in" start="1" type="1">
                                <li class="MsoNormal" style="color:black;vertical-align:baseline;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal">Any
                                  candidates interested in GNSO Council
                                  endorsement should send their
                                  Expressions of Interest describing how
                                  his or her experience aligns with the
                                  skills identified, as well as a
                                  commitment to the estimated time
                                  demands to
                                  <a href="mailto:gnso-secs@icann.org" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">gnso-secs@icann.org</a>
                                  by Friday 12 July 2019.<span style="font-size:11pt"></span></li>
                                <li class="MsoNormal" style="color:black;vertical-align:baseline;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal">Council
                                  leadership will evaluate the
                                  applications against the skills and
                                  experience outlined in the call for
                                  volunteers (see also below).<span style="font-size:11pt"></span></li>
                                <li class="MsoNormal" style="color:black;vertical-align:baseline;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal">Council
                                  leadership will share with the Council
                                  the proposed candidates for GNSO
                                  Council endorsement by 17 July 2019 at
                                  the latest.<span style="font-size:11pt"></span></li>
                                <li class="MsoNormal" style="color:black;vertical-align:baseline;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal">Council
                                  to consider proposed candidates for
                                  endorsement during 18 July 2019 GNSO
                                  Council meeting.<span style="font-size:11pt"></span></li>
                                <li class="MsoNormal" style="color:black;vertical-align:baseline;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal">GNSO
                                  Secretariat to submit EOIs of endorsed
                                  candidates by 31 July 2019 at the
                                  latest. <span style="font-size:11pt"></span></li>
                                <li class="MsoNormal" style="color:black;vertical-align:baseline;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal">All
                                  the EOIs of the candidates that meet
                                  the qualifications will be provided to
                                  the BAMC for evaluation and
                                  identification of new members.<span style="font-size:14pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"> </span><span style="font-size:11pt"></span></li>
                              </ol>
                              <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:-webkit-standard;color:black"> </span></p>
                              <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black">If
                                  you have any questions or concerns
                                  about this proposed process, please
                                  let us know as soon as possible. We
                                  appreciate that the timeline is short,
                                  but we hope this will not prevent you
                                  from encouraging members who have the
                                  required skills and experience from
                                  applying. To be clear, nothing
                                  prevents those not seeking GNSO
                                  Council endorsement from submitting
                                  their applications directly to the
                                  BAMC. </span></p>
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                              <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black">With
                                  best regards,</span></p>
                              <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:-webkit-standard;color:black"> </span></p>
                              <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black">Pam
                                  Little and Rafik Dammak, Vice Chairs,
                                  GNSO Council</span></p>
                              <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black">On
                                  behalf of GNSO Council Leadership</span><span style="font-family:-webkit-standard;color:black"><br>
                                  <br>
                                  <br>
                                </span></p>
                              <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black">From
                                </span><span style="font-family:-webkit-standard;color:black"><a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.icann.org_en_system_files_correspondence_sanchez-2Dto-2Dsiddiqui-2Det-2Dal-2D26jun19-2Den.pdf&d=DwMGaQ&c=FmY1u3PJp6wrcrwll3mSVzgfkbPSS6sJms7xcl4I5cM&r=PDd_FX3f4MVgkEIi9GHvVoUhbecsvLhgsyXrxgtbL10DTBs0i1jYiBM_uTSDzgqG&m=nB8wjB51BCGkGoYf3d1QMu8BvYola3KUSkUARFf64_Q&s=O4k5PeksbH8PKBf9gPIeTNc6uFW4qxu6BXOVz-IIlyM&e=" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/sanchez-to-siddiqui-et-al-26jun19-en.pdf</span>
                                    [icann.org]</a></span><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black"> </span></p>
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                              <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><b><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black">Skills
                                    and Experience Required </span></b></p>
                              <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:-webkit-standard;color:black"> </span></p>
                              <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black">The
                                  IOT has very important work remaining,
                                  including the finalization of a set of
                                  Updated Supplementary Procedures that
                                  will define the conduct of IRPs and
                                  assure that the purposes of the IRP
                                  are upheld. These Procedures must also
                                  align with principles of international
                                  arbitration. As a result, those
                                  members of our community that you
                                  identify and encourage to join the
                                  IOT, should have the necessary legal
                                  or judicial skills and experience in
                                  disputes such as IRPs, arbitrations,
                                  or other alternate dispute resolution
                                  processes. Specific familiarity with
                                  ICANN’s accountability mechanisms is
                                  another important skill that we hope
                                  to see amongst new members. No single
                                  candidate must bring all of this
                                  experience, but as we look at the IOT
                                  as a whole, we are striving for a
                                  variety of experiences that, taken
                                  together, make the IOT well-suited to
                                  finalize a set of procedures to
                                  conduct IRP proceedings. IOT members
                                  must also have the time and
                                  availability to attend at least a one
                                  hour call each week to participate on
                                  IOT telephonic meetings, as well as
                                  sufficient availability to contribute
                                  to the work online. </span></p>
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                <div><font face="verdana, sans-serif">Farzaneh </font></div>
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