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 Morris Anyah and Mr Terry Munyard of counsel.

Madam President, whilst I am on my feet can I make this inquiry? Obviously we need to sort out the logistics of whatever witnesses we will be calling once the evidence of Mr Taylor is concluded, and it's difficult to estimate that time factor without having some idea of how long the cross-examination of the defendant will last. So I don't know whether my learned friend is in a position to give us an indication as to how much longer she is likely to be which would then assist us in timetabling our witness requirements.

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