July 26, 2012

Acknowledgements

Annie Gell, Leonard H. Sandler Fellow with the International Justice Program of Human Rights Watch, wrote this report. Annie Gell and Elise Keppler, senior counsel for the International Justice Program, conducted interviews for the report in the Netherlands, London, and New York from September to December 2011. Annie Gell and Corinne Dufka, Human Rights Watch’s West Africa team leader, conducted interviews for the report in Monrovia, Liberia, and Freetown, Sierra Leone, in January 2012. Annie Gell conducted interviews for the report in New York from January to June 2012.

The report was edited by Elise Keppler, Corinne Dufka, and Richard Dicker, director of the International Justice Program. Additional guidance was provided by Elizabeth Evenson, senior counsel in the International Justice Program; Param-Preet Singh, senior counsel in the International Justice Program; and Sara Darehshori, senior counsel in the US Program. Rustum Nyquist, intern with the International Justice Program, provided assistance with desk research. Danielle Fritz, intern with the International Justice Program, provided assistance with proofreading and citations. The law firm Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP provided valuable pro bono assistance in the form of informal review of daily developments in the proceedings, especially during the first half of the trial.

James Ross, legal and policy director, provided legal review, and Danielle Haas, senior editor, provided program review. Scout Katovich, associate for the International Justice Program, provided assistance with proofreading, citations, and production. Grace Choi and Kathy Mills prepared the report for publication.