Following a request for arbitration, the Committee passed a motion to accept two separate cases. This case, the first of the two, was opened to examine the conduct of Cirt (talk·contribs) and Jayen466 (talk·contribs) – including articles about new religious movements (broadly construed) and BLPs, as well as interpersonal conduct issues arising between Cirt and Jayen466. The Committee determined that for this case, those two users will be the only parties and that evidence in relation to broader issues or other editors is not permitted – instead, such evidence will be allowed in the second of the two cases ("Manipulation of BLPs"), which is to be opened at a later date.
West Bank – Judea and Samaria: a motion was passed, lifting the 2009 case remedy, which had topic banned Nishidani (talk·contribs) from Arab–Israeli conflict-related articles. The Committee also reminded Nishidani that articles in the area of conflict (as defined by the Palestine–Israel articles case) remain the subject of discretionary sanctions; should he edit within this topic area, those discretionary sanctions would continue to apply.