Policy writing guide
A well-written policy is the cornerstone of an effective and secure dispute resolution setup
Here are a number of tips on how to write a fair, clear and secure policy for your curated registry or dispute resolution process:
If there are several parties involved in a dispute, it is important to define the terms used to refer to each of them at the start of the policy.
Define how modal verbs should be interpreted in the context of the dispute, as they can lead to ambiguity around obligations and permissions.
Be clear and specific about what should and should not be admissible. If the policy is for a curated registry, also state what are the criteria for removing an entry from the list, as there might be other reasons (other than the absence of the criteria for inclusion) that needs to be made explicit.
Where possible, give examples.
To reduce the chances of vote-splitting, it is important to reduce the number of choices available for jurors to pick. If possible, limit it to just 2 for most cases.