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Right to Protest

This page describes the design principles of Open Constitution's "Right to Protest" community consensus protocol.
Open Constitution provides grounds for a fundamental "Right to Protest".
A group of member(s) may feel that their community proposal did not receive sufficient representation.
Member(s) may feel that they did not receive enough representation from the electorally appointed council or Project CWC members.
To activate "Right to Protest", the eligible conditions are:
  1. 1.
    Member has floated a community proposal.
  2. 2.
    The community proposal was subscribed by the Project CWC.
  3. 3.
    Community Proposal was subsequently rejected by the Project CWC and adequate reasons were supplied on rejection of the proposal.
  4. 4.
    Community Proposal is "Inactive" and associated change request is currently at "Rejected" state. If the members feels that their community proposal did not receive a representation and then a member can activate "Right to Protest".
  5. 5.
    For a "Right to Protest" to qualify for logging on Open Constitution Public Ledger, the change request should not be "Expired". Member(s) explicitly waive the "Right to protest" once the state of change request turns "Expired".
  6. 6.
    To activate "Protest", atleast two members are required to cosign a protest.
"Right to Protest" is a community consensus protocol and is necessarily logged on Open Constitution governance system.
Once a "Protest" is activated by member(s), project CWC chair supplies their remarks to the community in a public facing records, within 14 days of activation.
Steering Council then signs the "Protest" ticket and decides on the issue with unanimous Committee Vote.
During the "Protest", Stay Motion may or may not be applied to the Project.
If the protesting member(s) do not find merits in the unanimous decision of the Steering Committee Vote, member(s) may then take the subject to the Observation Council's Appeals mechanism.
Observation Council then signs the "Protest" ticket and decides on the issue with a Observation Council Vote.
This community consensus protocol is designed to activate a member or a group of member(s) "Right to Protest" on a project's steering decision.
Community is built on citizen goodwill. Only initiate "Right to Protest" in extreme circumstances.
Custodian: Executive Council​