Good morning. I will open the Court by noting that Justice Sebutinde is not here with us. I have her authorisation to read a notification, which I received this morning from Justice Sebutinde, and I will read it out verbatim:
"This is to notify you that in view of the recent developments in the Trial Chamber, and consistent with my earlier views and opinion on this matter, both in Chamber and on the Bench wherein I dissented from the directive to lead counsel, I will on principle, not attend Friday's hearing."
I will therefore, first, invite appearances, and secondly -
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In the light of this, I will first invite appearances and, secondly, I will ask counsel if there is any matters which he wishes to make before proceeding.