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

Your Honour, the rules of the Special Court allow the Court to consider any relevant documents. In fact this is very relevant. This witness will be able to comment - this is a very general clip about the diamond industry that illustrates some basic facts about the industry and this witness will be able to tell us if that is accurate. The weight of any exhibit, as your Honours know, is a matter for your Honours to decide or any opinion that's expressed, but this is not a court that has a hearsay rule. This is a court where your Honours decide what weight to give to evidence that's admitted and it can be in a form other than live testimony.

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