The contributors to this report were: Kenneth Anderson, Cynthia Brown, Holly Burkhalter, Mary Jane Camejo, Richard Carver, Allyson Collins, Catherine Cosman, Catherine Fitzpatrick, Janet Fleischman, Sylvia Golden, Eric Goldstein, James Goldston, Patricia Gossman, David Hawk, Frank Howard, Sidney Jones, David Korn, Jeri Laber, Miriam Lacob, Ellen Lutz, Anne Manuel, Juan Mendez, Joyce Mends-Cole, Salem Mezhoud, Aryeh Neier, Rakiya Omaar, James Paul, Jiwon Park, Jemera Rone, Kenneth Roth, Karen Sorenson, Jamie Weisman, Joanna Weschler, Lois Whitman, Fraser Wood and Ted Zang. Invaluable assistance in producing the report was provided by Scott Turner. The report was edited by Kenneth Roth.
This is the eighth annual report by Human Rights Watch on the U.S. administration's human rights record. As in previous years, the countries reviewed were selected because they raised important human rights issues, because they have been the focus of substantial research by Human Rights Watch, and because they present a geographically and politically diverse picture of the administration's human rights policy.