Code of Conduct for Executive Board Election Candidates

This Code of Conduct applies to Executive Board Candidates from the moment a nominee becomes a candidate until the period to raise any objections against the draft minutes of the General Meeting has lapsed.

This Code of Conduct is adopted by the Executive Board. It applies to Executive Board Candidates from the moment a nominee becomes a candidate according to Article 9.1 of the Articles of Association until the period to raise any objections against the draft minutes of the General Meeting has lapsed.

Candidates for the Executive Board are expected to:  

  1. Treat others with tolerance and respect. Free speech and an open exchange of ideas are encouraged and celebrated. Demeaning, intimidating or harming anyone is not allowed. Behaviour that offends based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, race or ethnic origin, or other perceived social, cultural, or personal differences is not allowed.
  2. Not spam mailing lists, not post others' personal information, not register multiple accounts to avoid moderation or mislead participants, not impersonate others, or make threats.

 Any RIPE NCC member that experiences or witnesses behaviour that violates this Code of Conduct is encouraged to report such violations.

The Executive Board Elections Code of Conduct team shall evaluate whether a violation of the Code of Conduct has occurred. Violation shall result in disqualification of the candidate.

A candidate that has been evaluated as having violated this Code of Conduct waives any right to damages caused directly or indirectly by this evaluation or by the disqualification from the Executive Board Elections.

Report a Violation

All candidates for the Executive Board election must abide by the Code of Conduct. Any RIPE NCC member that experiences or witnesses behaviour that violates this Code of Conduct is encouraged to report such violations to the Code of Conduct team. 

All reports made to the CoC Team will be treated with confidentiality, and will not be shared on mailing lists. 

Report a violation

The Code of Conduct Team shall evaluate whether a violation of the Code of Conduct has occurred. Violation shall result in disqualification of the candidate.

Reports made to the CoC Team will be treated in accordance with the applicable Privacy and Confidentiality Terms.
 

10 Mar – Registration open for General Meeting
10 Mar – Open voting registration
10 Mar – Open call for Executive Board Candidate nominations
21 Apr – Publish all GM documents, including Annual Report and Financial Report 2020
28 Apr – Close nomination for EB Elections
3 May – Publish all Executive Board Candidate biographies
5 May – Deadline for proxy vote nominations
5 May – Deadline for members to propose resolutions
5 May – Deadline to publish final GM agenda
12 May – RIPE NCC Open House – Meet the Executive Board Candidates
19 May - Close registration for electronic voting at 16:00 (UTC+2)
19 May - GM begins with main meeting at 18:00 (UTC+2)
21 May - GM closes with announcement of voting results at 10:15 (UTC+2)