This report was edited by Brad Adams, executive director of Human Rights Watch’s Asia Division, and Ian Gorvin, consultant in Human Rights Watch’s Program Office. James Ross, senior legal adviser to Human Rights Watch, edited the report and wrote the sections on legal standards. Andrea Cottom, associate for the Asia Division, prepared this report for production.

Human Rights Watch acknowledges the cooperation of numerous individuals and organizations in Thailand’s southern border provinces and in Bangkok who provided information, ideas, assistance, and logistical support, including those who cannot be named in the report due to security concerns. Sincere thanks go to families of the victims and to witnesses who gave testimonies about the abuses they had experienced or seen.