January 28, 2009


This report was researched and written by Amy Alexander, consultant for Human Rights Watch, based in part on earlier research conducted by Sara Colm, senior researcher in the Asia division of Human Rights Watch.

The report was edited by Elaine Pearson, deputy Asia director; Dinah PoKempner, general counsel; and Joseph Saunders, deputy director in the program office of Human Rights Watch.

Production assistance was provided by Dominique Chambless, consultant in the Asia division; Grace Choi, publications specialist; Jim Murphy, online editor; Veronica Matushaj and Anna Lopriore, multimedia specialists; and Fitzroy Hepkins, production manager.

Thanks go to all the individuals from the Chin community who generously shared their time, energy, and experiences with Human Rights Watch, as well as the many organizations who aided in our research, including the Chin Human Rights Organization; the Women's League of Chinland; the Chin Refugee Center in New Delhi, India; the Chin Refugee Center in Lunglei, Mizoram, India; the Chin Refugee Center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; the Chin Famine Emergency Relief Committee; and the Federation of Trade Unions (Chinland).