Good morning Madam President, your Honours, counsel opposite. For the Defence are Courtenay Griffiths QC, myself Terry Munyard and Ms Amina Graham.
Madam President, before we commence, yesterday Mr Townsend, who represents the Registrar in The Hague, spoke to us about timetable issues and I thought it might be helpful to give an indication to the Court as to how we see the timetable vis-a-vis the present witness. You will recall that he started in-chief first thing on Monday morning and he finished at about quarter past 4, almost on the point of closing the court day yesterday. That was in effect three full days.
I anticipate that my cross-examination will be no less than the period of time taken in examination-in-chief and might even be more. I would be very surprised if it was less and I wouldn't be particularly surprised if it was more.
I am raising that now this morning so that the Court and the parties can consider what is the most appropriate way to proceed with the cross-examination of this witness, bearing in mind we are not due to be sitting next week for reasons that we all understand.