April 14, 2009


This report was written by Bonnie Docherty, researcher in the Arms Division of Human Rights Watch. Field research was conducted by Bonnie Docherty, Marc Garlasco, senior military analyst in the Emergencies Division, Giorgi Gogia, Caucasus researcher, and Ole Solvang, consultant for the Europe and Central Asia Division. Steve Goose, director of the Arms Division, edited the report. Rachel Denber, deputy director of the Europe and Central Asia Division, and Mark Hiznay, senior researcher in the Arms Division, reviewed it. Rebecca Agule and Vladyslav Lanovoy, students in the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program, contributed to the writing of the report.

Aisling Reidy, senior legal advisor, provided legal review. Andrew Mawson, deputy program director, provided program review. Kerri West, associate in the Arms Division, provided research and production assistance. This report was prepared for publication by Kerri West, Anna Lopriore, creative manager and photo editor, Grace Choi, publications director, and Fitzroy Hepkins, mail manager.

Human Rights Watch would like to thank Matthew McKinzie for providing maps and satellite imagery graphics and Digital Globe for the satellite images.

Human Rights Watch would also like to thank all of the people in Georgia who provided assistance with this report, including victims, witnesses, deminers, NGO representatives, and government officials.