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

It is the Prosecution's submission that in this particular instance life experience is enough foundation. My colleague from the Defence - spelled D-E-F-E-N-C-E in some variations of English or D-E-F-E-N-S-E in other variations of English. We all have life experience that can allow us to note the difference in spellings and simply her life experience in Sierra Leone should be sufficient. And also that she can read and write, that is sufficient to show that she knows there are alternative forms of spelling. I am not going to pursue this very much further I should note, but I do think foundation is sufficient for various locations in Sierra Leone, but there are alternative spellings and she can attest to them.

Keyboard shortcuts

j previous speech k next speech