This report was written by martin Schönteich, senior legal officer for the Open Society Justice Initiative’s Criminal Justice program. Chapter Five, Implications for the rule of law, was contributed by robert O. Varenik, program director for the Justice Initiative. The book was edited by david Berry, with the assistance of Kate epstein. The author wishes to acknowledge the valuable contributions of many Open Society Foundations colleagues, including denise Tomasini-Joshi, Ina Zoon, Jonathan Birchall, Kersty mcCourt, madeleine Crohn, robert O. Varenik, Stanley Ibe, edit Turcsan Bain, marina Ilminska, Borislav Petranov, louise ehlers, and mary miller Flowers. Invaluable research was provided by Anna husarska, Alina Finkelshteyn, Ari Brochin, elena Kravtsoff, Steven Primeaux, and Iya megre. Special thanks are due to the Open Society Foundations human rights Initiative for provid- ing support for the research and publication of this report.
The Open Society Justice Initiative bears sole responsibility for any errors.