Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Back to the Bar

While my role at ICANN as the ombudsman has finished as at the 27 July 2016, I am consulted with the new ombudsman Herb Waye to assist with the transition. ICANN has made an outstanding choice as my successor, because he has been associated with the office for many years, and was able to get up to speed without delay. So for a three month period I will be working with him on transition. Once I have completed this, and after an appropriate period, which will be to the end of 2016, I will then be available to consult in the ICANN space and available for appointment as a mediator. I will likely contribute to some of the ongoing discussion on the human rights issues and new roles for the ombudsman at ICANN, which are part of Work Stream 2 of the accountability policy development. Please feel free to contact me in the meantime at chris@lahatte.co.nz