The ICANN Office of the Ombudsman has posted recently drafted standards of practice for Online Dispute Resolution. These will be translated into French, German, Spanish, Chinese and Arabic in the coming weeks, and those translations will be posted to the site. The Ombudsman congratulates the colleagues at the National Centre for Technology and Dispute Resolution for their work in preparing these standards.
From the minutes of the July 30, 2009 Board meeting:
Review of Ombudsman Reports and Recommendations to the Board
Whereas, the Ombudsman has made recommendations to the Board of Directors following certain investigations conducted by the Ombudsman;
Whereas, the Board thanks the Ombudsman for his continuing service to ICANN;
Whereas, the Board has reviewed the Ombudsman’s recommendations to the Board; and
Whereas, the Board acknowledges that most of the Ombudsman’s recommendations have already been addressed.
It is hereby resolved (2009.07.30. 08) that as soon as practicable, Staff shall provide the Ombudsman with Board approved responses to the Ombudsman’s outstanding recommendations.
This represents the acceptance of recommendations from several Ombudsman reports, dating back to February 2007. These various reports and recommendations may be found at: http://www.icann.org/ombudsman/reports.html