This report, based on findings from a March 2000 mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was written by Timothy Longman, consultant to the Africa division of Human Rights Watch, and Juliane Kippenberg, a researcher in the Africa division. The report was edited by Suliman Baldo, a senior researcher in the Africa Division, Janet Fleischman, Washington director of the Africa division, Peter Takirambudde, executive director of the Africa Division, Michael McClintock, deputy program director, and Wilder Taylor, general counsel. Production assistance was provided by Zachary Freeman, associate for the Africa division, Patrick Minges, publications director, and Fitzroy Hepkins, mail manager
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Its Africa division was established in 1988 to monitor and promote the observance of internationally recognized human rights in sub-Saharan Africa. Peter Takirambudde is the executive director; Janet Fleischman is the Washington director; Suliman Ali Baldo is the senior researcher; Alex Vines is the research associate; Bronwen Manby and Binaifer Nowrojee are counsels; Zachary Freeman and Tamar Satnet are associates; Alison DesForges is a consultant; and Peter Bouckaert is the Orville Schell Fellow. William Carmichael is the chair of the advisory committee.
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