This report was written by Nehal Bhuta, Arthur Helton fellow with the International Justice Program at Human Rights Watch. The report was researched by staff of the Middle East and North Africa Division of Human Rights Watch, and Nehal Bhuta. Legal research was provided by Daniel Ulmer, a consultant to the International Justice Program. Hugh Sandler, an intern with the International Justice Program, provided additional legal research. The report was edited by Richard Dicker, director of the International Justice Program, and Ian Gorvin, consultant in the Program Office. Legal review was conducted by Aisling Reidy, senior legal advisor. Daniel Ulmer, Hannah Gaertner, associate in the International Justice Program and Andrea Holley, director of publications, prepared the report for publication.
Human Rights Watch sincerely appreciates the cooperation afforded to its researchers by judges and officials of the IHT, prosecutors, Defense Office lawyers and private defense lawyers. Human Rights Watch also thanks advisors to the IHT and staff of the Regime Crimes Liaison Office for their cooperation.
A deep debt is owed to Miranda Sissons and Marieke Wierda, senior associates with the International Center for Transitional Justice, New York, and a consultant for ICTJ, for extensive sharing of information and research.