Right, two things that we've deliberated upon that are of concern to us. The first one is the issue raised by the Prosecution, namely, the length - the total length of this trial and when the end is likely to be in sight. This is a matter that is constantly of concern to the judges, given the length already of this trial.
Now, I'm not apportioning blame on anybody, seeing that only yesterday the Prosecution reopened their case. This is not the point at all. But the point is we must be organised and we must expedite this trial. And so it is our plan that as soon as the three additional Prosecution witnesses have concluded their testimonies, we intend to hold a scheduling conference or status conference for the parties to let us know how much longer this case will be and when the Defence is likely to close their case. I'm giving you this notice in good time and we will hold the status conference soon after the Prosecution have called their last witness and their last witness has concluded that testimony. I think this is a good way to proceed and for everyone to know how much longer we will be.
Now, the second matter is the one at hand, which is again of Mr Griffiths's illness. This is a matter that I will not revisit, the Chamber has very clearly said so before that we will not adjourn any more on account of Mr Griffiths's illness on the grounds that you have had adequate warning and directives from the Trial Chamber to be prepared to proceed.
Now, I do appreciate that Mr Griffiths doesn't plan to fall sick and that sometimes he tells you early in the morning, like today. But, Justice Lussick pointed out, you should have foreseen this, that this is a likelihood. Mr Griffiths is not in very good health; probably the team knows it better than the Bench does. And therefore, for us, the most important thing is to keep this trial moving and, frankly, we are very reluctant, Mr Chekera, to grant you this adjournment. In fact, if it were up to Judge Lussick he wouldn't even grant you half an hour.
However, the majority of us are going to grant you the hour that you've asked for. Simply because, one, the Prosecution thinks it's a reasonable request, and, two, because the majority think that you are - the accused is entitled to the guarantee for adequate time to prepare. However, as a compromise we also think that we need to sit for an extra half hour today. That is, you know on Fridays we sit till 1 o'clock and today we are minded to sit to 1.30 in order to catch up on hearing time.
So we're going to adjourn. It is now 20 past nine. We are going to resume at 20 past 10 for you to take over the examination-in-chief of Mr Sesay. And please bear in mind everything that I have said.