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

Mr Taylor, I don't know what advice you have been given, but two things. Firstly, this matter has been thrashed out already in the Appeals Chamber, which found against you. And, secondly, until such time as your Initial Appearance is completed, you don't have the right to bring any motions before this Court. So what I would suggest is that you enter pleas today and then whatever objections you may have, you can bring them by motion and they will need to be decided by the full bench of the Trial Chamber. They will not be dealt with today in any event, but if you do not complete your Initial Appearance today, under the Rules of our Court you cannot bring a motion before the Court. So I think you should enter pleas now and you can then, if you choose, bring your motions, whatever they may be.

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