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

We note there was no timely application to vary or rescind the order of Trial Chamber I made in May 2005. Therefore we are, albeit reluctantly, bound by the provisions of Rule 75(F), and the order of Trial Chamber I, and this witness's testimony will proceed in closed session.

On a very practical point, I do recall it was said at some previous occasion that we would like a little more notice of these closed sessions to be able to put the practicalities in place. I do note Ms Hollis has informed the Bench and reminded us that documents are filed. I am just looking at purely the practicalities, immediately before the witness comes into court. In the circumstances, we direct a closed session.

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