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

If I may respond, we would suggest that first of all it is a good idea to talk about it to set some sort of framework for it. We think that the Rule 98 submissions would not be impacted by a decision on these documents as no document of itself would be the sole basis upon which there could be a conviction on any of the counts. The Defence is already aware of our testimonial evidence, the witnesses on the merits have been called and so we think that it is appropriate to discuss that either today or some day in the near future.

In terms of the Defence case, again we think discussions at least as to what form that case might take would also not be premature and would assist in planning in terms of future scheduling and the duration of the trial.

So we believe that it is really not premature to have those discussions although certainly dates perhaps could not be decided at this time, but the procedures to be followed for the Rule 98 could be decided so that the parties are on notice. And even an indication that so many days from the end of the Prosecution case any Rule 98 submissions would be expected, we think that those things could appropriately be discussed.

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