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Summary Mikheil, a miner for 35 years, died along with three other miners on July 16, 2018, in an underground explosion in the Tkibuli coal mine, in Imereti, Georgia. He was 54 years old and left behind his wife and his son, also a miner. Mikheil’s…
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  Summary In February 2016, a 23-year-old musician and DJ, Kote Japaridze and two of his friends acquired two grams of MDMA, a recreational synthetic drug that acts as a stimulant and hallucinogen, producing distortions in…
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Summary Every day I fear for my safety living in this country because of my sexual orientation. I am alive but if anyone ever find out and wanted to find out, they can kill me …I am an easy target for anything. —Peter, Dominica,…
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  Summary Vladimir Mitrić, a Serbian journalist, has always been drawn towards unearthing the darker side of life: human and drug smuggling; war crimes; corrupt politicians, war profiteers, tycoons and murders shielded by…
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Map of Bosnia and Herzegovina Source: United Nations Bosnia and Herzegovina, Map No. 3729 Rev.6, March 2007…
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Summary Spurred in part by the impending closure of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), in 2003 the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina…
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Administrative Error Georgia’s Flawed System for Administrative Detention Summary Key Recommendations To the Government of Georgia Methodology I. Background…
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Map of Gali District © Human Rights Watch 2011 This map is for reference only and does not imply political endorsement of its content. Summary Almost 18 years after a cease-fire ended the…
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Meeting the Challenge Protecting Civilians through the Convention on Cluster Munitions Table of Acronyms Introduction Cluster Munitions and their Human Toll The Convention on Cluster Munitions…
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  Acronyms CCW   Convention on Conventional Weapons DPICM   Dual-Purpose Improved Conventional Munition ERW   Explosive remnants of war GPS   Global positioning system…
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Map of South Ossetia Executive Summary Overview The armed conflict over South Ossetia lasted one week in August 2008 and will have consequences for lifetimes and beyond. The conflict and its aftermath have seen lives, livelihoods, homes, and…
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Still Waiting Bringing Justice for War Crimes, Crimes against Humanity, and Genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina's Cantonal and District Courts I. Introduction Methodology II. The Importance of the Trials…
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Crossing the Line Georgia's Violent Dispersal of Protestors and Raid on Imedi Television Summary Sequence of Events Accountability for the Excessive Use of Force.. Methodology Background The…
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Summary In October and November 2006, Russian authorities detained thousands of Georgians and expelled more than 2,300 of them to Georgia, including many Georgians residing legally in Russia. Russian authorities denied…
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Narrowing the Impunity Gap Trials before Bosnia's War Crimes Chamber I. Introduction.. II. Policies and Practices of the Prosecution.. A. Overview of recent developments 1. Progress in bringing forward cases 2. Managing the existing caseload.. B…
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Weighing the Evidence Lessons from the Slobodan Milosevic Trial Executive Summary Introduction Background Court Proceedings Evidence Financial Assistance.. Material Support Arming of Bosnian and Croatian Serbs JNA support…
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Undue Punishment Abuses against Prisoners in Georgia Summary Background The Georgian Prison System... Organized Crime in Georgia Organized Crime in the Georgian Penitentiary System... Government Efforts to Combat Organized Crime…
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A Chance for Justice? War Crime Prosecutions in Bosnia's Serb Republic Executive Summary Background Importance of War Crimes Prosecutions in Republika Srpska Significant Number of War Crimes Cases Yet To Be Heard Seriousness of…
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Looking for Justice The War Crimes Chamber in Bosnia and Herzegovina Introduction................................................................................................................................... II.Background to the Establishment and…