• Use language that is simple, but not colloquial.
  • Use professional terminology, but not professional jargon.
  • Draw a clear distinction between facts and commentary, always starting with the facts.
  • Do not use too many foreign-language expressions.
  • Avoid emotional descriptions.
  • Avoid general, imprecise assertions.

Source: Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (2001) Human Rights Monitoring: p.190.