"The day before the start of the San Juan meeting, ICANN has quietly posted newly proposed or newly disclosed information disclosure and independent review procedures.
In the guise of measures for transparency and independent review, ICANN has posted policies and procedures which would make explicit ICANN's secrecy and lack of accountability to the public or to any independent body. In their fine print, these policies and procedures would violate ICANN's Bylaw's on transparency and independent review, and strip those provisions of the Bylaws of any practical meaning or value.
As part of its proposed ICANN Accountability and Transparency Frameworks and Principles, ICANN has proposed a new Documentary Information Disclosure Policy, and has posted a new link to a newly revised page on the ICANN Web site, which has new links to two pages on another Web site which are claimed to constitute the Independent Review Provider (IRP) and the procedures for independent review of decisions by ICANN.
These are the most important changes to ICANN's policies for transparency, accountability, and procedural due process since the 2002 "reform" process and revisions to ICANN's Bylaws.
Of course, none of these policies is the result of a policy development and decision-making process that complied with ICANN's procedural rules.
I've posted as detailed comments to ICANN's public forum as my time and the short notice permit, listing a few of the most obvious direct contradictions between the proposed policies and ICANN's Bylaws."