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

Just before we begin that discussion, Mr Anyah, perhaps you could assist me. As you've mentioned the Trial Chamber has a duty to balance the rights of the accused against the protection of the witness concerned. Now if these documents were made public it seems to me that they would serve no purpose because they would not be linked to any available sworn evidence. They would be just be disparate documents that the public can make whatever it chooses from. So how do they affect the rights of the accused?

Whereas, on the other hand, if they were published there is some chance, because the witness's name appears in them, that he may be identified.

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