This Guide would not have been possible without the support of many people who helped shape the idea, and commented on drafts. Christopher Eduard Bösch did some initial research and wrote very first drafts of especially some of United Nations chapter. Rachel Brett, Derek Brett, Peggy Brett and Patrick Mutzenberg helped to shape the idea and provided comments on many of the chapters.

Albert Beale did a lot of the proofreading, to turn this publication – as much as possible – into proper English.

Boro Kitanoski helped with the graphics on pages 42 and 56.

Netuxo Ltd did a great job on the development of the website at, also available under

My colleagues in the WRI office and the WRI Executive had to cope with my frustrations and complaints about the work on this Guide, and the delay this caused to other important WRI work.

And last but not least, special thanks go to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, who did not only provide the funding for this publication, but also for WRI's Right to Refuse to Kill programme.

Andreas Speck, December 2012