[council] FW: [Acct-Staff] CCWG Accountability Draft Report
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From: <acct-staff-bounces@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:acct-staff-bounces@xxxxxxxxx>> on
behalf of Mathieu Weill
Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 11:57 AM
On 30 November, the CCWG-Accountability delivered its third Draft Proposal to
the ICANN community for consideration. The proposal includes twelve
recommendations and annexes describing each of these in detail.
As previously announced, the comment period -
- is two-fold: firstly It invites Chartering Organization to indicate their
endorsement of the proposed Work Stream 1 recommendations to ICANN's
accountability and secondly It seeks feedback from the broader public.
To assist the community in considering its proposal the CCWG-Accountability
held two informational webinars on 2 December, which were attended by a diverse
set of community members (140 attendees including 56 who were neither member
nor participants to the CCWG). Session archives and list of attendees can be
found on the wiki page at
The CCWG-Accountability encourages individuals to channel their comments
through their respective SO/ACs to streamline the processing of input and avoid
duplication of comments. However, any individual, whether or not they are part
of a Chartering Organization or an SO/AC, is welcome to provide their comments
with respect to the CCWG-Accountability's proposal.
As indicated in the CCWG-Accountability Charter: Following submission of the
Draft Proposal(s), each of the chartering organizations shall, in accordance
with their own rules and procedures, review and discuss the Draft Proposal(s)
and decide whether to adopt the recommendations contained in it. The chairs of
the chartering organizations shall notify the co-chairs of the WG of the result
of the deliberations as soon as feasible.
The CCWG-Accountability considers this Draft Proposal to be the Final proposal
unless significant concerns are raised by Chartering Organizations. As the case
may be, the CCWG-Accountability might then amend the proposal to address these
and post a supplementary report for approval by the Chartering Organizations.
In an effort to clearly identify the level of support for the recommendations
the CCWG-Accountability would request that input clearly indicate your position
on each of the twelve recommendations. Should a Chartering Organization, in its
process to approve the proposal, identify any significant concerns that would
require it to reject a specific recommendation, the CCWG-Accountability would
request that such concerns be communicated to it as soon as possible even if
the approval process in the Chartering Organization is not yet completed. This
would allow the CCWG-Accountability to begin addressing any such concerns while
advising the other Chartering Organizations of the situation.
The CCWG-Accountability would also like to remind the Chartering Organizations
that the language proposed in the recommendations for ICANN Bylaw revisions,
which affects all of the recommendations, are conceptual in nature at this
stage. The CCWG-Accountability's external legal counsel and the ICANN legal
team will draft final language for these revisions to the Articles of
Incorporation and Bylaws (Fundamental/Standard Bylaws). As such the
CCWG-Accountability is asking the Chartering Organizations to focus on
approving the core concepts of the recommendations and not specific wording or
implementation details. Any comments or issues on implementation should be
clearly identified as such and will be considered for the implementation phase.
Given the time constraints the CCWG-Accountability is working to we would
appreciate indications of support, if formal approval is not possible, from
Chartering Organizations in a timeframe that is generally consistent with the
official closing date of 21 December. The CCWG-Accountability recognizes that
the internal process requirements of the Chartering Organizations may only
allow these to provide formal approval of the proposal in the early days of
January which would be acceptable if an indication of support has been provided.
Following the conclusion of the public comment period (21 December - 23:59
UTC), the CCWG-Accountability will assess the level of support received and
attempt to reconcile differing input, if any, from the Chartering
Organizations. Should a Supplementary Report be necessary, the
CCWG-Accountability would inform the Chartering Organizations of this promptly.
We look forward to your input on our Draft Proposal. For your information, to
facilitate responses as well as enable the collection and aggregation of input,
a survey was created for the community's use - see
Should you wish to organize an informational webinar for your membership, we
are more than happy to schedule a meeting.
As always, feel free to contact us should you have any questions.