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

If it pleases the Court, I would like to respond to all 11 counts at the end because there are some issues that I would like to mention here about the recognition of this Court and other issues that I would not be able to put in the plea at this particular time. There is an issue here regarding this Court, its right to exercise jurisdiction over me as the 21st President of the Republic of Liberia. There are other issues about how I got here. If it pleases Your Honour, these are fundamental issues. So for me now it is not the matter of entering a plea, because I do not recognise the jurisdiction of this Court.

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