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

Well, your Honours, I will address it this way: From the point of view of the Registry, budgetary limitation is necessary in the work of the Special Court in what has been referred to as a lean and mean budget under which we're expected to operate. Now, proposals have been made from day one, both from the provisionally Assigned Counsel and subsequently when he was assigned, that there was a need, due to the complexity of this case, to attract senior counsel to this team. This has been mentioned before this Court on several occasions. And counsel had, working with the Defence Office, tried to raise the issue with the Registry, so there has always been the budgetary constraints issue and --

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