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

I will be very brief. Your Honours, to state for the record, I am aware of some of the discussions between the Defence Office and the Acting Registrar. Since we are concerned about facilitating the process going forward, I think it is important to note that at the Pre-Trial Conference I did mention that the Principal Defender had tried to come to The Hague to meet with Mr Taylor, and subsequently there was another attempt. There have been repeated requests. In my meetings with Mr Taylor, he has asked me to communicate, communications that the Registry was copied on, that "I immediately need to speak to the Principal Defender directly."

So to the extent that that would assist the Court in its orders for the Registry, I think it would be important, going forward, so we can avert, hopefully avert, further delays in now dealing with the fallout from this situation. Thank you, your Honours.

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