This report was edited by yan Thoreson and Sam ook at the InternationalGay and Lesbian Human ights ommission (IGLH). Special thanks also goto those who participated in the conference on blackmail and extortion, heldin Johannesburg in ctober 2007.A number of staff and board members at IGLH, past and present, providedinvaluable support in conceptualizing, commissioning, and reviewing thereport. Special thanks go to ary Alan Johnson, Paula Ettelbrick, Tim Lane,Jessica Stern, Adrian oman, Sarah Tobias, Sara Perle, onica baru, Victorukasa, hivuli kwimi, and Joel Nana.A special thanks also goes to athy ills for designing and formatting thepublication.The cover image of this report is original artwork by aitlin hapman.A number of other individuals assisted in helping to think through thecomplexities of blackmail and human rights including Alice iller andBernadette uthien.IGLH gratefully thanks liver Phillips and outledge for permission to reprintmaterial in this anthology. The chapter by liver Phillips was originally publishedas “Blackmail in Zimbabwe: Troubling Narratives of Sexuality and Human ights,”in
The International Journal of Human ights
13.2 (2009): 345-364.inally, this report would not have been possible without the generous supportof the Swedish International evelopment ooperation Agency (SIA).