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

Well I am grateful, your Honour. Put shortly, the position is this. Mr Koumjian accepts that the witness has no relation, if I can use that term, with this particular document, and so in effect he is seeking to use this witness to circumvent the provisions of Rule 92 bis. He is seeking to do that by praying in aid the provisions of Rule 89, and in our submission it is a totally erroneous route for my learned friend to take and before he could do that there has to be some foundation. Absent such foundation we submit that Rule 89 does not allow for the admission of this document through this witness, which is what my learned friend is seeking to do.

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