This policy governs the Arbitration Committee, arbitration proceedings and arbitration processes. It was ratified by the community on 13 June 2011. An extension of the arbitration policy, for CheckUser and Oversight permissions, is at Wikipedia:Arbitration Committee/CheckUser and Oversight.

Procedures that supplement and implement this policy are at Wikipedia:Arbitration Committee/Procedures, Wikipedia:Arbitration Committee/Discretionary sanctions and Wikipedia:Arbitration Committee/Clerks/Procedures.