World Report 2004

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The World Report contributors would like to acknowledge the following individuals, who provided valuable assistance during the writing of the essays:

Elizabeth Andersen, Georges Berghezan , Ilhan Berkol , Widney Brown, Grace Chon, Joanne Csete , Rachel Denber, Alison DesForges, Richard Dicker, Bonnie Docherty, Malcolm Dort, Corinne Dufka, Shiva Eftekhari, Jamie Fellner, Isaac Flattau, Kate Fletcher, Barbara Frey, Arvind Ganesan, Marc Garlasco, Steve Goose, Christopher Keith Hall , Julie Hassman, Mark Hiznay, Bogdan Ivanisevic, LaShawn Jefferson, Pascal Kambale, Elise Keppler, Juliane Kippenberg, Edward Laurance, Leslie Lefkow, Darryl Li, Diederik Lohman, Lora Lumpe, Tara Magner, Erin Mahoney, Anjana Malhotra, Bronwen Manby, Geraldine Mattioli, Nobuntu Mbelle, Fiona McKay, Marianne Mollmann, Elizabeth Morrow, Anna Neistat, Alison Parker, Vikram Parekh, Wendy Patten , Alexander Petrov, Sara Rakita, Ahmad Rashid, Yolanda Revilla, Jim Ross, Barney Rubin, Rebecca Schleifer, John Sifton, Brigitte Suhr, Veronika Leila Szente Goldston , Jennifer Trahan, Anneke Van Woudenberg, Nisha Varia, Alex Vines, Janet Walsh, Benjamin Ward, Mary Wareham, and Brian Wood.

Joseph Saunders edited this report, with the assistance of Iain Levine. Jim Ross and Wilder Tayler conducted the legal review. Layout and production assistance was provided by Gil Colon, John Emerson, Sobeira Genao, Fitzroy Hepkins, Andrea Holley, Manu Krishnan, Jose Martinez, Veronica Matushaj and Jagdish Parikh. Mike Bochenek, Ami Evangelista, Kate Fletcher, Leila Hull, Suneeta Kaimal, Erin Mahoney, Kay Seok, Liz Weiss, and Dana Sommers proofread the report.

Human Rights Watch mourned the sudden passing this year of two much-loved colleagues, Mike Jendrzejczyk and Alison Hughes. Mike J., known for his extraordinary energy and passion for social justice, was Washington D.C. director of our Asia Division and had been a staff member for thirteen years at his death on May 1. He was a pioneer who helped shape human rights advocacy as we know it today, developing tools and innovative new approaches that have become standard practice. Alison Hughes, Washington, D.C.-based advocacy associate, was only 26 when she died on October 26. A bright light in our office, she was committed, talented, and brought to her work an infectious sense of humor and a deep sense of justice. We remember Mike and Alison with great warmth and sadness

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January 2004