Sara Darehshori, senior counsel for the International Justice Program of Human Rights Watch, wrote this report. Sara Darehshori and Param-Preet Singh, counsel for the International Justice Program, conducted the interviews upon which this report is based in The Hague and London in June and July 2006. Richard Dicker, director of the International Justice Program, provided overall guidance for this report. Bogdan Ivanisevic, former researcher in the Europe and Central Asia Division of Human Rights Watch, Ben Ward, associate director of the Europe and Central Asia Division, and Param-Preet Singh also edited the report. Aisling Reidy, senior legal advisor, conducted legal review, and Ian Gorvin, consultant with the Program Office of Human Rights Watch, conducted program review. Zorana Jelic provided valuable assistance in research for this report, including sorting through vast amounts of evidence. Daniel Ulmer, a consultant with the International Justice Program, lent his footnote expertise to the project. Hannah Gaertner, associate for the International Justice Program, and Andrea Holley, manager of Outreach and Publications, prepared this report for publication.
Human Rights Watch is also grateful to students from the New School (Sri Peddu, Julie Wilkinson, and Nina Arron) and from Cardozo Law School (Talia Boncy and Christina Holder) who enthusiastically assisted with the review of evidentiary material. In addition, we would like to thank Dermot Groome for reviewing the evidence sections of the paper, as well as the members of the Office of the Prosecutor, Chambers, Registry, Outreach, and Defence who took the time to share their thoughts with us; Geoffrey Nice was especially generous with his time and insights and deserves special mention. We would also like to thank Diana Dicklich and the Trial Support Unity at ICTY who made this report possible by providing us access to the trial exhibits and evidence. Alexandra Milenov provided important material from Belgrade. We also appreciate the assistance and leads given to us by several journalists who covered the trial closely and provided us with insights from an observers perspective.
The International Justice Program would like to express appreciation to the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the JEHT Foundation for their support of our program.