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Bylaw Amendment Related to Organizational Review Cycles

Open: 10 July 09
Closed: 9 August 09

Explanation: In its present formulation, the Section 4 of Art. IV of Bylaws contains provision for a three-year period between each consecutive review of the same key structure of ICANN.

Based on the experiences made during the first cycle of Organizational Reviews, the Structural Improvements Committee of the Board considers that a modification of Section 4 of Art. IV of the Bylaws is needed in order to:

  • Extend to five years the period between each consecutive review of the same key structure of ICANN; this longer period of time will allow a more accurate assessment of the effects of the changes introduced following each review process.
  • Clarify that the period between two consecutive reviews should be computed from the moment of the reception by the Board of the final report of the relevant review Working Group.

The whole chapter 2 of the Section 4 of Article IV –containing a calendar of the first planned reviews- is furthermore removed from the proposed reformulation, because it is obsolete.

Public comments are invited to the proposed version of the amended Section 4 of Art. IV of the Bylaws [PDF, 72 KB]; the attached version contains the present text of the Section 4 of Art. IV of the Bylaws, a redline version of its proposed reformulation, and a clean version of it.
Staff member responsible: Marco Lorenzoni

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