Minutes | Board Accountability Mechanisms Committee (BAMC) Meeting | 18 May 2022
BAMC Attendees: Alan Barrett, Becky Burr, Edmon Chung, Sarah Deutsch, Patricio Poblete, León Sánchez, and Katrina Sataki
Other Board Member Attendees: Manal Ismail
ICANN organization Attendees: Franco Carrasco (Board Operations Specialist), Casandra Furey (Associate General Counsel), John Jeffrey (General Counsel and Secretary), Elizabeth Le (Associate General Counsel), and Amy Stathos (Deputy General Counsel)
The following is a summary of discussions, actions taken, and actions identified:
Pre-Approval for Legal Expenditures relating to Dispute Resolution Matters - The BAMC reviewed and discussed a request to approve a tranche of money for two Independent Review Process (IRP) matters to cover for certain legal fees and IRP panel fees. The BAMC indicated that the explanation regarding the source of funding be included in the proposed resolution and/or rationale. Following discussion, the BAMC approved a recommendation to the Board for approval of a tranche of funds to be used for the two matters.
- Action: ICANN org to prepare relevant Board materials.
Discussion re .GCC Independent Review Process – The BAMC discussed next steps following the Governmental Advisory Committee's (GAC) response regarding its rationale for the GAC Advice relating to the .GCC application. Following discussion, the BAMC approved a recommendation to the Board about the application and ask org to prepare a draft for the BAMC's consideration.
- Action: ICANN org to prepare relevant Board materials and send to BAMC for review first.
- Update re IRP Standing Panel Selection – The BAMC received a status update on the composition of the omnibus IRP Standing Panel. The org reported that an external firm has been chosen to provide consulting services to the IRP Community Representatives Group in their work for selecting and nominating a set of candidates for Board approval.
Published on 08 June 2022