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

Mr Nmehielle, before you sit, I've listened to you carefully and what I've heard, in my own assessment, is a report of the bureaucratic/administrative procedures that you went through, the conversation you might have had with the accused. And, of course, it was never in question that Mr Taylor is entitled to representation. That was never in question, and so any report or conclusions alluding to the fact that it would be in his interests to have representation, in my view, is not taking the matter forward. What we expected this morning is to see counsel, replacement counsel, sitting there, addressing us on behalf of the accused, and so far you haven't given us a reason why this is not so.

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