The transcripts of the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia. More…

Good morning, Madam President, your Honours, counsel opposite. For the Defence today, myself Courtenay Griffiths, with me Mr Terry Munyard of counsel.

Madam President, whilst I am on my feet, can I alert the Court to the real possibility that we may run into difficulties this week in this way: I have looked carefully at the issues I want to raise in re-examination and cut it down to the minimum. As a consequence I think my re-examination will conclude perhaps early tomorrow. Now, the difficulty arises in this way: Our first witness, and we've already served on the Prosecution in the court the details of that witness, will not be arriving in The Hague until this evening which creates a difficulty.

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