Generated a new EA idea. Readers, please let me know what you think:
EA Ventures once reported that conflict resolution mechanisms are important for project success. I have yet to participate in a project that has discussed conflict resolution. Should we have an independent effective altruism dispute resolution system? For example, a ″court″ of sorts that EA project teams could contractually bind themselves to in order to resolve conflicts in pre-specified ways? Retrospectively, group’s working on EA related projects could refer to the advice of the court for independent guidance. A complementary investigatory service could be established to investigate matters of interest to the court, for instance, misuse of funds.
What sort of issues might such a court help resolve?
The idea of a “court” is a bit too formal for me. Maybe an idea can be to have an EA “mediator” who would perform this function? Depending on the amount of work involved, they may even be paid by the respective parties.