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[rpd] Softlanding-Bis decision appeal

Andrew Alston Andrew.Alston at
Fri Dec 1 09:55:05 UTC 2017


Believe me when I say, I am very well acquainted with the provisions of the appeal process and we plan to follow it to the letter.  I have reached out to the co-chairs – however – the policy is clear – it states:

5.2 When a complainant decides to file an appeal, An appeal must include the following information:

  1.  Brief description of the topic under appeal.
  2.  Date of the appeal.
  3.  Name and email address of complainant.
  4.  The complaint must be supported by three (3) persons who have participated in the discussions relating to the matter under appeal.8<> (That is, three (3) persons other than the complainant.)9<> Said support must be expressed by an email message from each of the supporters to the Appeal committee. Each of these email messages must include a statement that the individual participated in discussions attempting to resolve the dispute and that those discussions failed to resolve the dispute.
  5.  Date of the decision made by the Chair(s).
  6.  Reference to an announcement of the decision which is being appealed. Such reference can be a recording url, rpd list url, or verbal quote of the Chair’s decision during the public policy meeting
  7.  Evidence of a failed attempt to resolve the disagreement through discussion.
  8.  Any additional material the complainant feels is relevant to the situation and will assist the committee in its deliberations.
  9.  The appeal must be filed no more than two weeks (14 calendar days) after the action that is being appealed.10<>
All of those items will be forthcoming in due course.  I also put forward that the policy states that any engagement with the chairs over the subject does NOT have to be made in public. It states we MAY choose that course – at this point – we have not chosen to do it that way.



From: Kangamutima zabika Christophe [mailto:funga.roho at]
Sent: 01 December 2017 12:47
To: Alan Barrett <alan.barrett at>; Afrinic RPD <rpd at>
Subject: Re: [rpd] Softlanding-Bis decision appeal

Merci Monsieur Alan barreth pour cette précision de taille. La forme primant sur le fond, cette procédure est au terme des disposition du manuel de procédures d'élaboration des politiques, irrecevablet et non avenues. Voici un exemple concret d'une tentative de boucle dans la procédure d'élaboration de politique. C'est à ce genre de malvaillance que veut pallier le PDP bis

Thank you, Mr. Alan Barreth, for this sharp clarification. Since the form takes precedence over the substance, this procedure is at the end of the provisions of the Manual of Policy Development Procedures, which are inadmissible and non-existent. Here is a concrete example of a loop attempt in the policy development process. It is this kind of malvaillance that the PDP bis

01.12.2017, 10:35, "Alan Barrett" <alan.barrett at<mailto:alan.barrett at>>:
>>  On 1 Dec 2017, at 09:19, Andrew Alston <Andrew.Alston at<mailto:Andrew.Alston at>> wrote:
>>  Hi All,
>>  Considering the decision to take the soft-landing bis policy into last call yesterday – the following individuals wish to state that we are officially appealing the decision by the co-chairs in this regard
> Let me reimind you of the process. Before you appeal, you must discuss the matter with the PDWG Chair(s) or with the PDWG. This is specified in section 3.5(a) of the Consolidated Policy Manual <<>>, which I quote below:
> 3.5(a) A person who disagrees with the actions taken by the Chair(s) shall discuss the matter with the PDWG Chair(s) or with the PDWG. If the disagreement cannot be resolved in this way, the person may file an appeal with an Appeal Committee appointed by the AFRINIC Board of Directors. An appeal can only be filed if it is supported by three (3) persons from the Working Group who have participated in the discussions.
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