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This page is a translated version of the page Arbitration Committee and the translation is 40% complete.

On Wikimedia Foundation projects, an Arbitration Committee (sometimes abbreviated as "ArbCom") is a small group of trusted users who serve as a means of dispute resolution that have been initiated on some individual Wikimedia Foundation projects. Rulings, policies and procedures differ between projects depending on local and cultural contexts. According to the Wikimedia Terms of Use, users are not obliged to have a dispute solved by an ArbCom.


The first Wikimedia project to use an arbitration committee was the Swedish Wikipedia.

[2] The English Wikipedia ArbCom was created by Jimmy Wales as an extension of the decision-making power he formerly held as CEO of site-owner Bomis Inc., to take over his role in resolving complex disputes between users.[3]

Arbitration Committees are now used on eleven Wikipedia versions and the English Wikinews.


Schiedsgerichte haben üblicherweise fünf bis fünfzehn Mitglieder, die als Schiedsrichter bekannt sind. Die Amtszeiten unterscheiden sich in ihrer Länge und sind teils drei Jahre lang.

Projekte mit Schiedsgerichten


Projekt Ursprünglicher Name Gegründet E-Mail Privates Wiki Anmerkungen
cs – Tschechisch Arbitrážní výbor 2006
de – Deutsch Schiedsgericht 2007
en – Englisch Arbitration Committee 2004
fa – Persisch هیئت نظارت 2010 Eingeschränkter Zuständigkeitsbereich, hauptsächlich Aufsichtsorgan für Beschwerden gegen Administratoren
fi – Finnisch Välityslautakunta 2007
fr – Französisch Comité d'arbitrage 2013 No arbitrators elected in last elections. Inactive until next elections.
hu – Ungarisch Wikitanács 2009
nl – Niederländisch Arbitragecommissie 2007
pl – Polnisch Komitet Arbitrażowy 2007
ru – Russisch Арбитражный комитет 2005 New every half-a-year
uk – Ukrainisch Арбітражний комітет 2009

Andere Projekte

Projekte mit inaktiven, probeweisen oder aufgelösten Schiedsgerichten

  • Arabic (inactive)
  • Bulgarian (there is a page on arbitration policy; an ArbCom hasn't been established yet)
  • Croatian (inactive)
    • (First version) An ArbCom that was proposed (and discussed) in May 2007, never reached consensus
    • (Second version) Existed from 7 June 2009 to 23 January 2010
  • Italian (page deleted).
    • An ArbCom was proposed in 2006, never reached consensus.
  • Spanish (dissolved April 2009)
  • Korean (No arbitrators elected since December 2015, arbcom function suspended as of 18 March 2017.)
  • Occitan (A setting up was proposed in 2006, an election has been planned in December 2008 but was never realized)
  • Portuguese (dissolved January 2012)
  • Swedish (inactive)
  • Slovenian (deleted, with a redirect to Wikipedija:Mediacija). The page exists only as a framework for eventual setting up. The mediation wasn't needed so far, so the rules for the election process haven't been established yet.
  • Thai (term expired in January 2016, no elections held since)
Wikinews versions

Siehe auch


  1. "Wikimedia Terms of Use - # 13 Disputes and Jurisdictions". Archived from the original on March 18, 2021. Retrieved November 14, 2022. 
  2. Hoffman, David A.; Salil Mehra (2010). "Wikitruth Through Wikiorder". Emory Law Journal 59 (2010). SSRN 1354424. 
  3. Wales, Jimmy (December 4, 2003). "[WikiEN-l] Wikiquette committee appointments". Wikimedia Foundation. Archived from the original on June 29, 2021. Retrieved November 14, 2022.