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This report was researched and written by the Africa Division staff of Human Rights Watch. The report was edited by Michael McClintock, deputy program director; and reviewed by Wilder Tayler, legal and policy director. The report was translated into French by Anne Fonteneau. Invaluable production and coordination assistance was provided by Jeff Scott, associate for the Africa Division; Maria Burnett-Gaudiani, assistant for the Africa Division, Patrick Minges, publications director; Jennifer Gillespie, publications intern, and Fitzroy Hepkins, mail manager.

Human Rights Watch recognizes with appreciation funding for work on Rwanda from NOVIB.

The staff includes Kenneth Roth, executive director; Michele Alexander, development director; Carroll Bogert, communications director; Reed Brody, advocacy director; Barbara Guglielmo, finance director; John Green, operations director; Lotte Leicht, Brussels office director; Tom Malinowski, Washington advocacy director; Michael McClintock, deputy program director; Maria Pignataro Nielsen, human resources director; Dinah PoKempner, general counsel; Malcolm Smart, program director; Wilder Tayler; and Joanna Weschler, United Nations representative. Jonathan Fanton is the chair of the board. Robert L. Bernstein is the founding chair.

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; Bronwen Manby is the deputy director; Janet Fleischman is the Washington director; Alison Des Forges is the senior adviser; Suliman Ali Baldo and Alex Vines are senior researchers; Binaifer Nowrojee and Jemera Rone are counsels; Carina Tertsakian is the researcher; Juliane Kippenberg is the NGO Liaison; Jeff Scott is the associate; Corinne Dufka, Sara Rakita, and Tony Tate are consultants. Vincent Mai is the chair of the advisory committee.

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