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Universal Code of Conduct

Enforcement guidelines summary


In this table, you can find a summary of the full Enforcement guidelines. It was created to ensure that every member of the community can understand the new guidelines.

WHO is responsible for enforcing the UCoC?

  • Designated community functionaries and bodies[1]
  • The Wikimedia Foundation
  • Event safety team members and people in similar roles
  • A new committee called the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (aka the U4C)
  • The U4C will monitor enforcement of the UCoC. The composition of the U4C will be decided by the U4C Building Committee. The building committee will be selected in the same way as the previous UCoC committees. The outline prepared by the Building Committee will be voted on by the community

Local and global functionaries should understand how UCoC enforcement works even if they are not part of the U4C

Notes
  1. such as, but not limited to administrators or Arbitration Committees

HOW will this be done?

  • Local communities, affiliates, and the Wikimedia Foundation should develop and conduct training for community members so they can better address harassment and other UCoC violations
  • The guidelines also lay out recommendations for which parties should address what types of UCoC violations
  • The Enforcement Guidelines represent the boundaries of the kinds of behaviour communities should engage in to enforce and follow the UCoC

WHAT additional things need to be in place for this to happen?

  • Communities are free to continue to use their existing enforcement systems as long as they do not contradict the Enforcement Guidelines
  • The Enforcement Guidelines note that appeals should be possible and practically available to individuals who were sanctioned for UCoC violations

Bayyana

Ma'anar tilasta doka

Ƙaddamar da doka shine tsarin rigakafi, ganowa, bincike, da sauran ayyukan da aka ɗauka don magance take hakki na Ƙa'idar Halayyar Duniya.

Aiwatar da lamba alhakin keɓaɓɓen ma'aikata da ƙungiyoyi masu fasaha ko ikon yanke shawara, kamar, amma ba'a iyakance ga: sysops na gida ba, masu kula da su, Kwamitin sasantawa (ArbComs) da membobinsu, masu gudanar da amincin taron, Tsarin Haɗin kai na Duniya na Duniya. Kwamitin (U4C), da Wikimedia Foundation.

Za a yi zaɓen ma'aikata, a duk lokacin da zai yiwu, ta al'ummomin gida, bin ƙa'idar haɗin gwiwa cewa al'ummomin kan layi da na layi a duk faɗin duniya su yanke shawara da kansu a duk lokacin da zai yiwu.

Ya kamata a yi wannan a cikin tsari mai kyau, kan lokaci, akai-akai a duk fadin Wikimedia Movement. Don haka, mutanen da ake tuhuma da aiwatar da ka'idojin da'a na duniya dole ne su san ƙa'idodin da suke aiwatarwa.

Ana aiwatar da tursasawa kan UCoC ta hanyar magance ayyuka da kampe, ba da gargaɗi da jawo hankali mutane masu alamun ɗabi'u masu matsala don bada hadun kai, sanya takunkumi na fasaha da na zamantakewa, ko kuma ɗaukar matakan da suka dace kuma suka cancanta. Ma'aikatan gida da na duniya waɗanda ke aiwatar da manufofi, tsare-tsare, dokiki, da kuma ƙa'idodi akan sassan Wikimedia, na bisa yanar gizo ko akasin hakan, ya kamata su fahimci yadda ake gudanar da tursasa tsari da hanyoyinsu.

Aikin rigakafi (labarai na 1 da 2 UCoC)

Manufar aikin rigakafin shine a sa masu amfani da Wikimedia Foundation na jama'a wikis da sauran su a ƙarƙashin UCoC su san cewa akwai, da haɓaka bin son rai ga lambar.

Karfafa fassarar jagororin tilastawa UCoC

Asalin sigar UCoC Dokokin Aiwatar da su yana cikin Turanci. Za a fassara shi zuwa wasu harsunan da ake amfani da su akan ayyukan Wikimedia. Idan aka sami bambance-bambancen ma'ana tsakanin ainihin fassarar Ingilishi da fassarar, asalin Ingilishi ya kamata ya zama fifiko kuma ya zama wanda aka dogara da shi.

Tabbatar da UCoC tsakanin wasu kungiyoyi

UCoC ta shafi duk wanda ke mu'amala da ba da gudummawa ga ayyukan Wikimedia, abubuwan da suka faru a cikin mutum na hukuma, da wurare masu alaƙa da aka shirya akan dandamali na ɓangare na uku. Ya kamata a buƙaci waɗannan mutane masu zuwa don tabbatarwa (ta hanyar sanarwar sanya hannu ko wani tsari don yanke shawara) za su yarda kuma su bi ka'idodin Halayyar Duniya:

  • Dukkan ma'aikatan gidauniyar Wikimedia, membobin hukumar, membobin hukumar haɗin gwiwar Wikimedia, ma'aikata da 'yan kwangila;
  • Duk masu ci gaban haƙƙin mallaka;
  • Duk membobin kowane babban matakin yanke shawara na aikin;
  • Duk mutumin da ke son yin amfani da alamar kasuwanci ta Wikimedia Foundation a cikin wani lamari kamar, amma ba'a iyakance ga: abubuwan da suka shafi alamar kasuwanci ta Wikimedia (kamar haɗa su cikin taken taron) da wakilcin ƙungiyar Wikimedia, al'umma, ko aiki a Wikimedia. wani taron (kamar, amma ba'a iyakance shi ba, mai gabatarwa ko ma'aikacin rumfa);
  • Duk wani jami'in haɗin gwiwar Wikimedia ko mai burin haɗin gwiwar Wikimedia (kamar, amma ba'a iyakance ga: mutum, ko ƙungiyar mutane waɗanda ke neman haɓakawa da/ko haɗin gwiwar wani taron da Wikimedia ke ɗaukar nauyin taron, ƙungiya, karatu, ko dai a ciki ko a waje. wiki a wurin bincike).

Masu amfani da aka jera a sama ya kamata su cim ma tabbatarwa a lokacin samun dama ko matsayi, da kuma kowane sake zaɓe, sabuntawa ko tsawaitawa, waɗanda ke akwai suna yin hakan cikin ɗan gajeren lokaci bayan tabbatar da waɗannan ƙa'idodin, ban da na yanzu. masu ci-gaba masu haƙƙin da ba su dace ba don sabuntawa waɗanda ba za su sami ƙayyadadden lokacin da za su cim ma waɗannan tabbatattun ba. Ana iya canza wannan akan bita bayan shekara guda bayan amincewa da waɗannan jagororin. Da zarar an kafa, U4C za ta ƙirƙiri hanyoyin sauƙaƙe waɗannan tabbaci.

Shawarwari don horar da UCoC ga membobin al'umma

Gidauniyar Wikimedia yakamata ta haɓaka tare da aiwatar da horo ga membobin al'umma, tare da jagora daga al'ummomin gida da alaƙa, don samun damar ganowa, magancewa, da rage illolin da take hakki na UCoC, musamman cin zarafi da batutuwan ɗabi'a iri ɗaya.

Mutanen da ake buƙata don yarda da bin ka'idodin Halayyar Duniya za a buƙaci su halarci horo don tabbatar da fahimtar juna game da aiwatarwa. Sauran jama'ar gari za su iya halartar wannan horon idan suna son yin hakan.

Horarwa ga masu amfani yakamata ya haɗa da, aƙalla, jagorori da kayan aiki don gano abin da ake ɗaukar halayen rashin ɗa'a da kuma jagorar yadda ake amsawa lokacin da aka yi niyya ta hanyar muzgunawa.

Horo ya kamata ya ƙunshi mafi ƙarancin matakan takaddun shaida:

  • Mataki na 1: Gabaɗaya ilimin asali na UCoC
  • Mataki na 2: Ikon iya ɗaukar take hakki na UCoC gami da ƙararraki
  • Mataki na 3: Taimakon da ya dace don masu hari

Kammala matakin ƙwararrun horo bai kamata a fassara shi azaman riƙe matsayi ko matakin amincewar al'umma da ake buƙata don aiwatar da ayyukan da ke ƙarƙashin horon ba.

  • Muna ba da shawarar samar da kayan aiki don fassara ta Wikimedia Foundation lokacin da aka ba da rahotanni cikin yarukan da waɗanda aka keɓe ba su saba da su ba.
  • Tsarin horarwa don masu amfani da ma'aikata, wanda Wikimedia Foundation ya haɓaka tare da shigarwa daga masu aiki, don koyon yadda ake aiwatar da matakan da suka dace da fahimtar UCoC a aikace.

Haɓaka wayar da kan UCoC

Don haɓaka ganuwanta, hanyar haɗi zuwa UCoC yakamata ta kasance akan:

  • Shafukan rajistar mai amfani
  • Ƙafafun ayyukan Wikimedia da gyara shafukan tabbatarwa don masu amfani da aka fita (inda ya dace, la'akari da amfani, iyakantaccen tsari, da sauran batutuwan fasaha)
  • Kafa akan gidajen yanar gizo na amintattun alaƙa da ƙungiyoyin masu amfani
  • Fitaccen nuni a cikin abubuwan da suka faru na mutum
  • Duk wani wuri da ayyukan gida suka ga ya dace

Ayyukan amsawa (labarin 3 UCoC)

Manufar aiki mai amsawa ita ce samar da hanyoyi don sarrafawa da shigar da kararrakin da aka ruwaito, samar da albarkatu don aiwatar da shari'o'in, ma'anoni daban-daban na cin zarafi da hanyoyin aiwatarwa, da kuma shawarwari don kayan aikin rahoto, da hanyoyi don ƙararrawa.

Sharuɗɗan don shigar da aiki da sarrafa rahoton cin zarafi

Hanyoyi masu tasowa

  • Ya kamata a ba da rahoton cin zarafi na UCoC ta hanyar abin da aka yi niyyar aikatawa, da kuma ta wani ɓangare na uku wanda ya lura da abin da ya faru;
  • Ya kamata a gabatar da wasu shari'o'i ko haɓaka inda suka dace bisa ga Nau'in cin zarafi da tsarin aiwatarwa / sashe na ƙungiyoyi;
  • Ana iya ba da fifiko ga shari'o'i kamar yadda ake buƙata.

Jagoran sarrafawa

  • Ya kamata a warware lamuran, musamman ƙananan laifuka, ta hanyar faɗakarwa da sanarwa game da UCoC maimakon takunkumin gudanarwa idan zai yiwu kuma ya dace.
  • Ya kamata a yi la'akari da shari'o'in ta hanyar da aka sani da kuma fahimtar mahallin.
  • Ya kamata a warware matsalolin a cikin madaidaicin lokaci
    • Hukumar yanke shawara yakamata ta ba da sabuntawa akai-akai ga mahalarta idan aikin ya tsawaita.
  • Ana amfani da takunkumi na ƙarshe bisa ga ayyuka da alhakin mutumin da ya keta UCoC (ma'aikatan da aka biya, zaɓaɓɓu ko zaɓaɓɓen mai amfani, mai sa kai, da sauransu), yanayin keta da muhimmancinsa.
  • Ya kamata a tantance sirrin shari'a ba kawai ga waɗanda aka tuhume su da warware matsalar ba, har ma da shigar da bayanai daga waɗanda suka gabatar da rahoton farko.

= Abubuwa na musamman da keɓancewa

  • Masu amfani da ke yin rahoton rashin imani da ci gaba da rahotannin da ba su dace ba suna fuskantar haɗarin fuskantar takunkumi kamar, amma ba'a iyakance ga: asarar gata na bayar da rahoto da/ko takunkumi don iyakance ko toshe damar yin amfani da hanyar ba da rahoto.
  • Sauƙaƙan al'amura irin su, amma ba'a iyakance su ba, ya kamata a warware ɓarna na yau da kullun ta hanyar gyarawa da tsarin yau da kullun da ke wanzu akan wiki don magance rushewa;

Samar da albarkatu don sarrafa lamuran

Ana iya tallafawa aiwatar da aiwatar da gida na UCoC ta hanyoyi da yawa, kuma al'ummomi za su iya zaɓar daga hanyoyi daban-daban ko hanyoyin da suka dogara da abubuwa da yawa bisa ga ra'ayinsu, kamar ƙarfinsu, tsarin mulki, da fifikon al'umma gabaɗaya. Wasu daga cikin waɗannan hanyoyin na iya haɗawa da:

  • Kwamitin sulhu (ArbCom) don takamaiman aikin Wikimedia;
  • An raba ArbCom tsakanin ayyukan Wikimedia da yawa;
  • Masu haƙƙoƙin ci gaba waɗanda ke aiwatar da manufofin gida daidai da UCoC ta hanyar da ba ta dace ba;
  • Kungiyoyin masu gudanarwa na gida masu aiwatar da manufofi don aikin Wikimedia; kuma
  • Masu ba da gudummuwar cikin gida suna aiwatar da manufofin gida ta hanyar tattaunawa da yarjejeniya.

Ya kamata al'ummomi su ci gaba da aiwatar da tilastawa ta hanyoyin da ake da su inda ba su ci karo da sauran shawarwarin da ke cikin waɗannan jagororin ba.

Yin tilastawa ta nau'ikan cin zarafi

Wannan sashe zai ba da cikakken bayani game da nau'ikan cin zarafi daban-daban waɗanda ba su ƙarewa ba, tare da yuwuwar tsarin aiwatar da shi.

Cin zarafi da suka haɗa da barazanar kowane irin tashin hankali na jiki
  • Amincewa & Tsaro ne ke kulawa
Cin zarafi da suka haɗa da ƙara ko barazanar doka
  • Ya kamata a aika da ƙararraki da sauri zuwa ga ƙungiyar doka ta Wikimedia Foundation, ko, idan ya dace, wasu ƙwararrun waɗanda za su iya tantance cancantar barazanar.
Cin zarafi da suka haɗa da bayyana rashin yarda da keɓance bayanan sirri
  • Gabaɗaya masu amfani suna sarrafa su tare da sa ido ko gyara izinin hanawa
  • Amincewa & Tsaro ke sarrafa lokaci-lokaci
  • Idan cin zarafi ya haifar da wani hakki na doka, za a aika da ƙarar da sauri zuwa ga ƙungiyar shari'a ta Wikimedia Foundation ko, idan ya dace, wasu ƙwararru waɗanda za su iya tantance cancantar shari'ar.
Cin zarafi masu alaƙa da tsarin mulkin haɗin gwiwa
  • Kwamitin Haɗin kai ne ke tafiyar da shi
Rashin bin tsarin UCoC
  • U4C ne mai sarrafawa;
  • Wasu misalan gazawar tsari sun haɗa da:
    • Rashin ikon gida don tilasta UCoC;
    • Hukunce-hukuncen gida masu dorewa waɗanda suka ci karo da UCoC;
    • Ƙin tilasta tilasta UCoC;
    • Rashin wadata ko al'umma ko rashin son magance al'amura.
  • Ketare-wiki na UCoC a matakin gudanarwa U4C za ta kula da shi
Take hakki na Off-wiki

(misali kamar, amma ba'a iyakance ga: gyara-a-thon ko kashe-wiki a cikin mutum kamar jerin tattaunawa ko sarari masu alaƙa da aka shirya akan dandamali na ɓangare na uku)

  • Hanyoyin aiwatarwa na gida da na duniya kamar amma ba'a iyakance ga: manufofin sararin samaniya, ka'idojin taro, ba da ƙa'idodin ɗabi'a da aiki a lokuta na keta wiki.
  • U4C ne ke sarrafa shi inda babu wani tsari na gida (misali ArbCom) ko kuma idan masu shirya taron, ƙungiyoyin haɗin gwiwa na gida, ko ƙungiyoyin da ke tafiyar da cin zarafi na UCoC na wiki guda ɗaya. A wasu lokuta, yana iya zama taimako a ba da rahoton cin zarafi na kashe-wiki zuwa tsarin aiwatar da sararin da ya dace na kashe-wiki. Bai kamata a yi la'akari da wannan ba don a nuna cewa hanyoyin aiwatar da aiki na gida da na duniya ba za su iya yin aiki ba a lokuta na keta haddi na wiki.
  • A cikin al'amuran da Gidauniya ta shirya, Aminta & Tsaro suna ba da aiwatar da manufofin taron
Take hakki na UCoC akan-wiki
  • Cross-wiki UCoC: U4C ce ke kulawa da su idan an yi magana da su daga sysops na duniya da masu kula da su da kuma hukumomin da ke tafiyar da cin zarafi na UCoC na wiki guda ɗaya;
  • UCoC Single-wiki UCoC': Ayyukan Wikimedia ɗaya ne ke aiwatar da su bisa ga ƙa'idodin da suke da su (misali kamar, amma ba'a iyakance ga: ɓarna, gabatar da son zuciya ko bayanin da ba daidai ba, cin zarafin iko, hana gujewa)
Cin zarafi a wuraren fasaha
  • Kwamitin Ka'idodin Fasaha.

Shawarwari don rahoto da kayan aiki

Domin rage shingen fasaha don bayar da rahoto da sarrafa take hakki na UCoC, cibiyar bayar da rahoto da sarrafa kayan aiki don take hakki na UCoC za a haɓaka da kiyaye su ta Gidauniyar Wikimedia a matsayin faɗaɗa MediaWiki.

Reports should include enough information to be actionable or provide a useful record of the case at hand. The reporting interface should allow the complainant to provide such details to whoever is responsible for processing that particular case. This includes information such as, but not limited to:

  • The way in which the reported behaviour violates the UCoC
  • Who or what has been harmed by this violation of the UCoC
  • The date and time at which this incident, or incidents, occurred
  • The location(s) where this incident occurred
  • Other pertinent information to allow enforcement bodies to best adjudicate the matter

The tool should operate under the principles of ease-of-use, privacy and anonymity, flexibility in processing, and transparent documentation.

Privacy and anonymity

  • Allow reports to be made either publicly (where all details of the case are viewable by the general public), or with varying degrees of privacy (for example, where the name of the reporter is hidden to the public; where the username of any individuals involved in the reported behaviour are hidden to the public; and other potential examples)
  • Permit reports to be made whether logged in or logged out

Processing

  • Allow reports to be processed privately by whoever is charged with resolving UCoC violations
  • Allow reports to be forwarded to relevant bodies; Link current cases to previous cases involving the same recipient of a complaint, including allowing reports made in-person or off-wiki to be linked to ongoing reports of UCoC violations
  • Provide a way to integrate or document an in-person report into this same reporting system
  • Allow those who are processing cases to filter out bad-faith reports

Transparent documentation

  • Provide a way to publicly archive all cases in a searchable manner, while preserving privacy and security in non-public cases
  • Assign each case a unique public identifier for the purpose of public visibility
  • Allow limited data collection on basic statistics about the use of this tool, for the purposes of reporting out information about UCoC enforcement to the general public, in keeping with our principles of minimal data collection and respect for the privacy of our community members

Individuals charged with enforcing the UCoC are not required to use this tool and may continue to work with whatever tools they deem necessary or most appropriate, provided that they allow cases to be handled or created according to the same principles of ease-of-use, privacy and anonymity, flexibility in processing, and transparent documentation.

Recommendations for local enforcement structures

Where possible we encourage existing enforcement structures to take up the responsibility of receiving and dealing with UCoC violations, in accordance with the guidelines stated above. If the local enforcement structure is stricter than the following baseline in a particular case, we recommend following the existing local enforcement structure over this guideline. In order to make sure that enforcement of the UCoC remains consistent across the movement, we recommend the following baseline principles are applied when handling UCoC violations on the scale of an individual project.

Fairness in process

  • Supportive conflict-of-interest policies that help admins or others determine when to abstain or disengage from a report when they are closely involved in the issue. In keeping with existing Wikimedia arbitration processes, arbitrators named in a dispute should recuse themselves from the case.
  • When more information is needed to support a decision by the U4C and by staying within the expectation of the privacy policy and while minimizing undue harm to the accuser or the accusee while continuing due process, high level decision making bodies and communities will invite perspectives from the accused.

Transparency of process

  • Existing communities and/or the Wikimedia Foundation should provide documentation on the severity of different, common kinds of harassment that can be used to map onto different outcomes. This would aid in supporting administrators or other enforcement bodies to use these recommendations to self-determine appropriate severity

Wikimedia projects and affiliates, when possible, should maintain pages outlining policies and enforcement mechanisms in line with the UCoC policy text. Projects and affiliates with existing guidelines or policies in contradiction to the UCoC policy text should discuss changes to conform with global community standards. Updating or creating new local policies should be done in a way that does not conflict with the UCoC. Projects and affiliates may request advisory opinions from the U4C about potential new policies or guidelines.

For Wikimedia-specific conversations occurring on related space hosted on third party platforms (e.g. Discord, Telegram, etc.), Wikimedia’s Terms of Use may not apply. They are covered by that specific website's Terms of Use and conduct policies. Nevertheless, the behavior of Wikimedians on related space hosted on third party platforms can be accepted as additional evidence in reports of UCoC violations. Wikimedia Foundation should seek cooperation (where feasible) with such third-party platforms and encourage them to add guidelines that discourage exporting of on-wiki conflicts to their spaces.

Processing appeals

Individuals who have been found to have violated the UCoC should have the possibility of appeal.

Appeal pathways

An action by an individual advanced rights holder should be appealable to a local or shared collective decision body other than U4C (such as an ArbCom). If no such collective decision-making body exists, then an appeal to the U4C can be permissible. Aside from this arrangement, local communities may allow appeals to a different individual advanced rights holder.

Appeals are not possible in following cases:

  • for vandalizing IPs, spam-only accounts, and similar cases
  • for light sanctions (under 2 weeks ban)
  • against a decision made by a Project’s community except if there is a suspicion of abuse of power or a systematic issue;
  • against a decision of a high level decision making body except if referred by that body
  • against certain decisions made by the Wikimedia Foundation Legal Team based on conflicting legal obligations

Deciding appeals by U4C and community bodies

The decision should be based on following factors:

  • The severity of the initial breach of the UCoC;
  • Any prior history of UCoC violations on the part of the individuals involved;
  • The severity of sanctions against the person engaging in a UCoC violation;
  • The impact and harm caused by the UCoC violation to specific individuals, classes of editors, and to the project as a whole;
  • The length of time since the breach occurred;
  • Contextual analysis of the breach as well as current state may be considered on a case by case basis;
  • The suspicion of an abuse of power; and

The suspicion of a systemic issue.

UCoC Coordinating Committee (U4C)

A new global committee called the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) will be formed. This committee will be a peer body with other high level decision making bodies (e.g. ArbComs and AffCom), and intended to be a final alternative in the case of systematic failures by local bodies to enforce the Universal Code of Conduct.

Purpose

The Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee monitors reports of breaches of the UCoC, may engage in additional investigations and will take actions to where appropriate. The U4C will regularly monitor and assess the state of enforcement of the Code and may suggest suitable changes to UCoC to the Wikimedia Foundation and the community for consideration. When necessary, the U4C will assist the Wikimedia Foundation in handling cases.

The Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee:

  • handles complaints and appeals in certain circumstances as outlined below, as well as performs any investigations necessary to resolve them;
  • provides resources for best practices for community adherence to the UCoC, such as but not limited to training materials and clarifying escalatory pathways;
  • together with high level decision making bodies and communities, provides a final interpretation of this document "UCoC Enforcement Guidelines" and the UCoC itself whenever ambiguity arises;
  • develop a self-evaluation / reflective process on decisions and procedures to support better decision making and processing of cases;
  • monitors and assesses the effectiveness of UCoC enforcement in practice and suggests changes amendments to the UCoC enforcement guidelines to align with future needs and concerns, with input from the Wikimedia Foundation and the broader community – makes suggestions to the Wikimedia Foundation and the community for changes to this document "UCoC Enforcement Guidelines" and the UCoC itself.

The U4C may not on its own:

  • change this document "UCoC Enforcement Guidelines" or the UCoC itself;
  • create regulations that contradict this document "UCoC Enforcement Guidelines" or the UCoC itself, or circumvent those in any way;

The U4C will not take cases that involve employer-employee relations disputes, general disagreements between the WMF and its affiliates, or any matter that does not relate to the violations of the Universal Code of Conduct, and its enforcement.

Scope

There are some limitations on the cases that can be escalated to the U4C for review.

The U4C shall have jurisdiction for final decision making:

  1. Where no local structure exists to address a complaint;
  2. Where local structures are unable to handle a case;
  3. Where local structures themselves decide to escalate a case to the U4C committee for final decision making;
  4. For severe systematic issues, that cannot be handled by existing enforcement structures, such as, but not limited to, cases of local structures counteracting the UCoC, UCoC violations spanning multiple Wikimedia communities or projects, or cases involving a large number of individuals. The U4C itself or the U4C building committee will impose detailed rules for acceptance of such cases.
  5. Where the case is referred to the U4C by the Wikimedia Foundation and accepted at the U4C’s discretion

The U4C may delegate its final decision making authority except in instances of severe system issues.

The U4C will also:

  1. Help local structures with the Universal Code of Conduct. This may include
    • training
    • suggestion of best practices
    • advice and consultation
    • assisting a local structure in setting up a high level decision making body
  2. Provide reports to the global community and the WMF Board, no less than once a year, on UCoC enforcement, details of reporting will be decided by the U4C Building committee
  3. Suggest changes to the UCoC and to UCoC enforcement
  4. Act as non-exclusive community liaison with the Wikimedia Foundation on the Universal Code of Conduct.
  5. Provide advice to local structures high level decision making bodies and communities when asked

Selection, membership, and roles

Voting members of the committee will be selected annually in elections organized and run by the community. Candidates must:

  1. Meet the Wikimedia Foundation's criteria for access to nonpublic personal data and confirm in their election statement they will fully comply with the criteria; and
  2. Not be sanctioned in any Wikimedia project or have an event ban;
  3. Comply with the UCoC; and
  4. Meet any other eligibility requirements determined by the election process.

Members of the U4C will sign a non-disclosure agreement to provide them access to nonpublic information.

In exceptional circumstances, the U4C may call interim elections, in a format similar to that of the regular annual elections, if it determines that resignations or inactivity have created an immediate need for additional members.

The Wikimedia Foundation may appoint up to two non-voting members of the Committee.

The U4C may form subcommittees or designate individuals for particular tasks or roles as appropriate.

Membership in the U4C shall be open to any Wikimedia Movement community member in good standing. The U4C’s membership should be reflective of the global and diverse makeup of our global community.

Individual members of the U4C do not have to resign from other mandates (eg. local sysop, member of ArbCom, event safety coordinator), but they may not participate in processing cases they have been involved in as result of their other mandates.

Procedures

The U4C will decide on how often it should convene and on other procedures. The U4C may create or modify their procedures as long as it is with-in their scope. Where appropriate, the Committee should invite community comment on intended changes prior to implementing them.

Policy and precedent

The U4C does not create new policy and may not amend or change the Universal Code of Conduct. The U4C instead applies and enforces the UCoC as defined by its scope.

While the Committee will typically take into account its earlier decisions when deciding new cases, previous decisions do not create precedent. As community policies, guidelines and norms evolve over time, previous decisions will be taken into account only to the extent that they remain relevant in the current context.

U4C Building Committee

Following ratification of the UCoC enforcement guidelines, the Wikimedia Foundation will facilitate a process to draft, in the form of a constitution, the remainder of the U4C process, handle any other logistics necessary to establish the U4C, and help facilitate the initial election procedures.

The Building committee will consist of volunteer movement members brought in through an open application process, affiliate staff volunteering for it and qualified Foundation staff based on specific skills (including legal experience, diversity & inclusion experience, and translatability expertise). Members will be selected by the Vice President of Community Resilience and Sustainability of the Wikimedia Foundation. Volunteer members for the committee will be respected community members with at least two of the following skills or traits:

  • experience in policy drafting
  • experience with the application of existing rules and policies on Wikimedia projects
  • experience in cooperating online
  • empathy
  • experience in collaborating in an international team
  • participatory decision making

They will be selected as much as possible to also represent the diversity of our movement in respect to languages spoken, geography, gender, age, project size of their home wiki, and their roles within the Wikimedia movement.

The work of the U4C Building Committee will be ratified either by the Global Council or by a community process similar to the ratification of this document.

Glossary

Administrator (sysop or admin)
See definition on Meta.
Advanced rights holder
user who holds administrative rights above typical editing permissions, generally elected through community processes or appointed by Arbitration Committees. This includes, as a non-exhaustive list: local sysops / administrators, functionaries, global sysops, stewards.
Affiliations Committee or Affcom
See definition on Meta.
Arbitration Committee or ArbCom
group of trusted users who serve as the final decision making body for some disputes. Each ArbCom's scope is defined by its community. An ArbCom may serve more than one project (e.g. Wikinews and Wikivoyage) and/or more than one language. For the purposes of these guidelines, this includes the Code of Conduct Committee for Wikimedia Technical Spaces and administrative panels.
Community
Refers to a project’s community. Decisions made by a project’s community are generally determined by consensus. See also: Project.
Community body
Any collective decision body other than the U4C (for example a local or shared ArbCom, or a panel of local sysops).
Cross-wiki
Affecting more than one project. See also: Global.
Event safety coordinator
a person designated by the organizers of an in-person Wikimedia-affiliated event as responsible for that event’s safety and security.
Global
Referring to all Wikimedia projects.
Global sysops
See definition on Meta.
High level decision making body
A group (i.e. U4C, ArbCom, Affcom) beyond which there can be no appeal. Different issues may have different high level decision making bodies. This term does not include a body of users participating in a discussion organized at a noticeboard and resulting in a decision, even if the results of that discussion cannot be appealed.
Local
Referring to a single Wikimedia project.
Mediation
A formal process led by a mediator that attempts to resolve an issue without formal sanctions. The structure for mediation may be different in different places.
Officer of a Wikimedia affiliate
Any person in a decision-making role for any Wikimedia affiliate or who represents that affiliate.
Private wiki
A wiki not hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation.
Project (Wikimedia project)
A wiki operated by the WMF.
Systematic issue
An issue for which there is a pattern of failing to follow the Universal Code of Conduct with participation of several people, particularly such with advanced rights.
Steward
See definition on Meta.
Related space hosted on third party platforms
Websites, including private wikis, not operated by the WMF but where users discuss project matters relevant to Wikimedia. Often moderated by Wikimedia volunteers.