March 20, 2011


This report was researched and written by Judith Sunderland, senior researcher with the Europe and Central Asia Division of Human Rights Watch. The report was edited by Benjamin Ward, deputy director in the Europe and Central Asia Division. Aisling Reidy, senior legal advisor, provided legal review, and Robin Shulman, consultant to the Program Office, provided program review. Veronika Szente-Goldston, advocacy director in the Europe and Central Asia division, reviewed the report and contributed to the recommendations. Production assistance was provided by Marina Pravdic, associate in the Europe and Central Asia Division; Grace Choi, director of Publications; and Fitzroy Hepkins, Mail Manager.

Human Rights Watch is grateful to all those who provided information for this report. Particular thanks are due to Andrea Anzaldi, Giuseppe Pugliese, Sergio Briguglio, and Sara Cerretelli for their insight and assistance; the committed staff and volunteers of the Comunità di Sant’Egidio, and the victims of violence who agreed to tell us about their experience.

We gratefully acknowledge the generous financial support of the Open Society Institute.