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ICANN Chairman comments on the Ombudsman function at the Opening Ceremony to the 34th ICANN Public Meeting at Mexico City

2 March 2009
By Frank Fowlie

I WANT TO MENTION ANOTHER FEATURE OF ICANN'S TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY. AND I WANT TO DRAW ATTENTION JUST BRIEFLY TO THE FUNCTION THAT WE HAVE OF AN OMBUDSMAN. ICANN HAS AN OMBUDSMAN, AN INDEPENDENT FRANK, FEARLESS OFFICER, DOES NOT REPORT TO THE BOARD, WHO IS AVAILABLE TO DEAL WITH COMPLAINTS. IF ANYBODY FEELS THAT ANY DECISION OF THE BOARD PREJUDICES THEM OR HAS BEEN MADE IMPROPERLY, THERE IS A COMPLAINTS PROCESS TO THE OMBUDSMAN. THE OMBUDSMAN IS HERE AVAILABLE FOR YOU AT BUSINESS CENTRE LEVEL 2.

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Frank Fowlie