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Meetings & Records

GAC meetings are usually conducted in conjunction with an ICANN meeting. They may also be conducted inter-sessionally. GAC meetings are usually open. This part of the website provides both GAC Members and others members of the community with access to past, present and future GAC meeting material including agendas, transcripts, location details, recordings and minutes. For GAC Members there is also access to preparatory material ahead of forthcoming meetings such as the draft agenda, briefings and presentations, remote participation details and travel assistance.

Oct 2018
ICANN63 - Agenda Item 3 - Curative Rights Protection Mechanisms
15:15 - 15:45 UTC+01:00 | 117 | Web Conference Link
Session Details

During this session, the GAC is expected to consider next steps following a recent exchange of letters with the ICANN Board following the publication of policy recommendations by the Curative Rights Mechanisms Policy Development Process Working Group (CRM PDP). The Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations in charge of the Office of Legal Affairs, on behalf of the Legal Counsels of the OECD, UPU, WHO and WIPO, took issue with the outcome of the PDP in a 27 July letter to the ICANN Board (https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/mathias-to-board-27jul18-en.pdf). Members of the PDP Working Group responded in defense of the outcome in their follow-up letter to the ICANN Board on 16 August (https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/igo-ingo-wg-to-icann-board-16aug18-en.pdf).

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