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

Before you go on, Mr Griffiths, it was not -- your final trial brief was not rejected at the 11th hour. Your client was ordered to file that final trial brief by the 14th of January and from the 14th of January on, you have not been entitled to file a final trial brief. And had the reason been that he couldn't file the final trial brief for circumstances beyond his control, then perhaps some latitude may have been given to him. But this Court was told he instructed you not to file a final trial brief, not only that he instructed you not to accept service of the Prosecution final trial brief which means you're not in a position to answer it and the only reason he gives is he thinks it's in his best interests not to do so.

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