EOS Core Arbitration Forum Nominations Announcement
The EOS Governance team is pleased to announce the start of ongoing public nominations for the EOS Core Arbitration Forum (ECAF.)
About the positions
The ECAF is looking for qualified people to occupy the role of “Interim ECAF Arbitrator.” Interim Arbitrators will become acquainted with the Forum’s purpose and importance in the EOS Public Main Net governance structure while learning more about the means and methods of blockchain-centered dispute resolution. The Interim Arbitrator position is temporary, lasting until EOS Public Main Net token holders confirm the appointments by a referendum held on the EOS Main Net circa 6 months from launch. Only those Interim Arbitrators who demonstrate an aptitude for arbitration will be recommended by the ECAF for confirmation.
At chain launch, the position is on a volunteer basis. In the future, the Forum anticipates that various forms of compensation may be available for confirmed Arbitrators and committed Arbitrator Trainees, but no guarantees can be offered.
Expected time commitment
The expected time commitment for the first month of the Forum’s work post-launch is 5 to 10 hours per week, with video teleconferences of 30 to 45 minutes length likely twice-a-week. There may also be a requirement to attend an on-site training session.
Who can offer nominations?
We request that nominations be made by EOS community members who have been active in the community for at least 1 month prior to the opening of nominations, as demonstrated by public chat and/or forum posting history.
What are the qualifications for nominees?
The ECAF’s minimum qualifications for service and independence are listed and described in a previous post by one of the Governance Team members, Moti Tabulo:
In addition to the above objective criteria, please also consider whether you would be willing to be judged by the person you are thinking of nominating.
Please take time to ensure your nominations meet these standards.
Where are nominations offered?
The actual nomination can be simply a comment added to this Forum post, or made in the EOS Arb Nominations telegram chat (https://t.me/EOSArbNominations). Nominations should include:
- The full name of the nominee (where known)
- Their country of residence (if known)
- Their best publicly-visible contact method, such as a Telegram handle or publicly-known email address. (Please do not publish private email addresses.)
- A short summary of why the nominator believes the nominee will make a good Interim Arbitrator.
Of special note: The initial language of the EOS Core Arbitration is English as a matter of practicality at this early phase of the EOS Public Main Net and ecosystem. Over the coming months ECAF will make efforts to invite Arbitrators who speak additional languages beyond English. ECAF intends to become fully international in makeup and character, representing and serving the global diversity of the EOS Public Main Net.
We plan to announce an initial set of “ECAF Interim Arbitrators” sometime on June 5th.
There will be a rolling program of Interim Arbitrator inductions with further announcements being made in due course.
How do I object to a nominee?
Comments on a nominee may be submitted in confidence to objections[at]eoscorearbitration.io. A good objection will point out one, or more, of the selection criteria and then describe in a concise manner how a nominee fails to meet those criteria. Personal attacks will not be tolerated.