Message from Louis Touton to GNSO Council Regarding Challenge to NCUC Selection of Its Council Representatives
Subject: [council] General Counsel's Analysis Regarding Challenge to
Non-Commercial Users Constituency Election of GNSO Council Representatives
Date: Tue, 08 Apr 2003
From: Louis Touton
To: GNSO Council
CC: DannyYounger, Harold Feld, Marc Schneiders, Michael Palage, Alejandro Pisanty, Philip Sheppard, Barbara Simons
To the GNSO Council:
As you will recall, on 12 March 2003 I received from Danny Younger a challenge to the Non-Commercial Users Constituency's selection in early March of its three representatives to the GNSO Council. This challenge has prompted the GNSO Council to delay ratification of its vote concerning selection of an ICANN Director for Seat 14 on the New Board.
As General Counsel, I undertook to investigate the challenge. I requested and received various materials and comments from the Non-Commerical Users Constituency and Mr. Younger, which were helpful in illuminating the issues.
The investigation has now been completed and I have posted the General Counsel's Analysis Regarding Challenge to Non-Commercial Users Constituency Election of GNSO Council Representatives at <http://www.icann.org/legal/analysis-ncuc-challenge-08apr03.htm>. That analysis concludes that it would not be appropriate, based on Mr. Younger's challenge, to set aside the written designation of the NCUC's GNSO Council representatives.
Like all other constituencies, the Non-Commercial Users Constituency is obligated to submit a new charter and statement of operating procedures by 15 July 2003. The General Counsel's Analysis observes that, although setting aside the selection process is not warranted, the circumstances do warrrant a fundamental assessment in connection with the new charter of how to redesign the constituency to better represent the interests of non-commercial organizations globally that use the Internet.
cc: Danny Younger