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

Madam President, on a point of law the common criminal enterprise that this evidence demonstrates, if it demonstrates any such common enterprise at all, relates to the civil conflict in Liberia/Guinea. It does not relate to the issues that this Court is trying, namely an alleged common plan or enterprise in relation to Sierra Leone. It is patently beyond the scope of the indictment and there is no legal basis for suggesting that it is within the scope, either temporal or geographical.

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