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The barrister who acts for notorious defendants

Barrister Courtenay Griffiths QC has defended members of the IRA, a youth in the Damilola Taylor trial, and is now acting for the former Liberian leader Charles Taylor on trial for allegedly receiving blood diamonds.

The trial has hit the headlines since Naomi Campbell reluctantly appeared as a witness for the prosecution.

Mr Griffiths spoke to Newsnight's Kirsty Wark.

Broadcast on Monday 16 August 2010.

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