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[rpd] clarify? - (Fwd) Adhoc Appeal Committee appointment

Dr Paulos Nyirenda paulos at
Wed Mar 10 15:50:16 UTC 2021

Board Chair, AFRINIC,


My understanding is that the Board needs to follow the current PDP and the current Appeal
Committee terms of reference and none of those provide for creation of an Adhoc Appeal


Dr Paulos B Nyirenda
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On 10 Mar 2021 at 4:47, chair at wrote:

> Dear Dr Nyirenda, Resource Members,


> The Board of Directors took cognizance of the status of the Appeal

> Committee at its last meeting. As I mentioned previously, I

> understand that there is a thirst for information. I don't think it

> is a good practice to disclose the communication between a Board and

> specific members of a Board Committee to a wider audience. There are

> obviously exceptions to that practice.


> There were a few comments about a "gag order", i.e. an order that

> prevents something from being publicly reported or discussed. It is

> somewhat of an exaggeration to use that term to describe the advice

> which AFRINIC provided.


> Section 3.1.2 of the terms of reference of AFRINIC Policy Development

> Appeal Committee states that: "For seats 3, 4, and 5, they shall be

> selected within the AFRINIC community, in a manner similar to

> selection of the AFRINIC community representatives in the NRO NC".

> The time required for that selection process is approximately 88 days.


> The second alternative is to constitute an adhoc Appeal

> Committee. The alternative would be in line with the Policy

> Development Process. The time required is approximately 32 days.


> Regards,

> S. Moonesamy


> Board Chair, AFRINIC

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