Requests for Arbitration can also be used to present questions and requests related to previous closed cases. These include clarification of the intent and scope of a decision, appeals of past sanctions, and requests to amend remedies and enforcement measures.
; Cases lacking prior dispute resolution
The Committee will generally accept these types of cases without any previous formal dispute resolution measures being followed:
:* Reviews of emergency actions to remove administrator privileges
:* Unusually divisive disputes among administrators
:* Matters directly referred to the Arbitration Committee by [[User:Jimbo Wales|Jimbo Wales]]
Otherwise, it is [[WP:RFAR/G#PRIOR|expected]] that other avenues of [[WP:DR|dispute resolution]] will have been exhausted before a case is filed—Arbitration is the [[WP:DR#Last resort: Arbitration|last resort]] for conflicts, rather than the first.
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