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Monday, March 23, 2009

Is Charles Taylor Team Mad?

Taylor Defence Team to Make No Case Submission (Rule 98 Submission) on April 6, 2009
Posted: 20 Mar 2009 12:59 PM PDT

On April 6, 2009, defence team for Mr. Taylor will make a Rule 98 submission before the Trial Chamber judges. This submission, called a “No Case Submission” or a “Motion for Judgement of Acquital” will take the form of an oral submission by the defence that the prosecution has not proved it’s case or has not rendered sufficient evidence on one or more of the counts in the indictment. The defence will have four hours to make it’s submission. The prosecution response to the defence submission will be made few days later. No date has yet been set for the prosecution response.
The decision to have this hearing on April 6, 2009 was made at the Status Conference of the parties held on February 27, 2009. No date has yet been set for the commencement of the defence case.

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