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[rpd] Draft Procedure for Removal of an NRO NC/ASO AC Member

Jean-Baptiste MILLOGO jbmillogo at
Thu Dec 7 12:40:10 UTC 2017

Dear Alan,

Thanks for this.

There is a problem with 9.2a (and 9.4 by implication). It is groundless for
the board to remove a member that was appointed by the community.

Officers should be removed by the mechanism by which they were appointed.
 All the other proposed clauses follow this principle of like for like.

There is also lack of a procedure to recall members of the board of
directors.  This is a good time to also deal with the recall of officers in

Best regards,

2017-11-22 11:57 GMT+00:00 AFRINIC Communications <
comms-announce at>:

> Dear AFRINIC Community,
> The Board has noted that there is no procedure for the removal of an NRO
> NC/ASO AC member.  The Board has drafted a procedure to be considered for
> addition to the election guidelines at <
> community/elections/nro-aso-election?showall=1>.
> The Board calls for comments for a 30 day period (ending on 22 December
> 2017).  Please comment in the community-discuss mailing list.
> The draft procedure appears below.
> Alan Barrett
> ——
> The Board proposes the following procedure, to be considered for addition
> to the election guidelines at:
> <
> >
> 9. Removal
> 9.1 An NRO NC member appointed by the AFRINIC Board may be removed from
> office at any time by a resolution of the Board.
> 9.2 An NRO NC member elected by the AFRINIC community may be removed from
> office through any of the following methods:
> (a) A supermajority vote (two-thirds) of the AFRINIC Board, meeting in
> person or via teleconference, at a meeting where the agenda circulated in
> advance includes the possible removal of an NRO NC representative.
> (b) A majority vote held by the community present at an AFRINIC Public
> Policy Meeting.
> 9.3 An individual whose removal is contemplated in terms of 9.2 is
> entitled to at least 10 calendar days’ notice of the meeting, and may
> appear before and be heard at such a meeting. Removal may proceed with or
> without such individual’s presence at the meeting.
> 9.4 Any ten (10) bona fide members of the AFRINIC community may petition
> the Board to initiate a removal in terms of 9.2(b), giving at least 40
> days’ notice and giving reasons for the contemplated removal. Such petition
> shall be published. Unless the Board finds that the petition is invalid or
> frivolous, the Board shall ensure that the agenda of the forthcoming Public
> Policy Meeting includes the consideration of the removal of the NRO NC
> member.
> 9.5 Eligibility to vote for the removal in terms of 9.2(b) shall be
> determined in the same way as the eligibility to vote for the appointment
> of candidates.
> ——
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