This report was written by Jennifer Daskal, senior counterterrorism counsel at Human Rights Watch, with portions contributed by Stacy Sullivan, counterterrorism advisor. It is based on research conducted by Daskal, Sullivan, and Abigail Deshman, a legal intern with the Terrorism and Counterterrorism Program at Human Rights Watch.

The report was reviewed and edited by Joanne Mariner, terrorism and counterterrorism director at Human Rights Watch; Dinah PoKempner, general counsel; and Joseph Saunders, deputy program director.

Additional assistance was provided by Thodleen Dessources, senior associate, Thomas Gilchrist, associate, and Rebecca Musarra, legal intern.  Andrea Holley, publications director, and Grace Choi, publications specialist, assisted with the photographs and prepared the report for publication.

Human Rights Watch would like to express gratitude to the Center for Constitutional Rights for providing names and contact details for dozens of attorneys representing Guantanamo Bay detainees, as well as the many attorneys and government officials who spent so much time sharing material and information with Human Rights Watch.

Human Rights Watch gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Atlantic Philanthropies, the Normandie Foundation, and the John Merck Fund.