These documents are part of a set of Witness Statements submitted to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission in support of Fredrick Toben, prior to his decision to refuse to continue to participate in the hearing process. Nizkor has been told that all of the international statements were rejected as irrelevant by the Commission. This is the record of Commissioner McEvoy's directions regarding admissible evidence, according to Australian reports - to fully appreciate the irony on the following, one must read the rejected statements. In all honestly, some of them are quite amusing, and should, in fact, be called "Statements of Toben." The evidence of all the following was deemed irrelevant on the basis of their witness statements: (sic) Professor Ernst Nolte, Professor Michael Shermer, Mr Udo Walendy, Mr John Sack, Dr Krystyna Oleksy, Mr Sam Macey, Mr Walter Luftl, Prof Deborah Lipstadt, Prof Konrad Kwiet, Oberstaatanwalt Heiko Klein, Mr Rony Katsigiannis, Prof Eberhard Jackel, Ms Kirsty Gowans, Prof Gerald Fleming, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Mr Jack Selzer, Mr Robert Faurisson, Mr Frederich Berg, Prof Robert Jan van Pelt, Mr Norman Barber, Dr Robert Brock, Mr Michael Mazur, Mr angarika Buddhadasa, Mr Franciszek Piper, Mr Mark Weber. The following five individuals were told that they could give evidence, with the specified qualifications. Ms Olga Scully - Ms Scully's evidence is limited to the following parts of her witness statement, paragraphs 1-3 and paragraph 11. Prof Brian Martin - Professor Martin's evidence is limited to the first part of his statement, up until the end of page 2 of his witness statement. Mr Ronald Conway - Mr Conway's evidence can encompass issues of whether the Respondent's actions have been done reasonably and in good faith. Mr John Bennett - Mr Bennett's evidence can encompass questions of the academic nature of the debate relevant to the Inquiry. Mr Geoffrey Muirdden - Mr Muirdden's evidence can encompass issues of whether the Respondent's actions have been done reasonably and in good faith. Regarding the other witnesses, the following decisions were made on 27 November. Mr Germar Rudolf - More information is to be provided in relation to this witness by the Respondent. Neither the Commission nor the Complainant were able to locate this material and the Respondent was to re-file copies. Mr Greg Raven - The Commissioner reserved her decision on Mr Raven. Mr David Irving - The Respondent is to provide the Commission with a copy of Mr Irving's curriculum vitae to assist the Commission in determining whether he is an expert. Mr Jurgen Graf - The Commissioner reserved her decision on Mr Graf. Mr Michael Hoffman - The respondent is to provide the Commission with a copy of Mr Hoffman's curriculum vitae to assist the Commission in determing whether he is an expert. Mr John King - The Respondent is to provide the Commission with a copy of Mr King's curriculum vitae to assist the Commission in determining whether he is an expert. Prof Arthur Butz - The Commissioner reserved her decision on Mr Butz. Mr Doug Collins - The Commissioner reserved her decision on Mr Collins. Mr Wolfgang Brockscmidt - The Respondent is to provide to file and serve a new statement for Mr Brocksmidt relating to his role at the Adelaide Institute, its purpose and whether they are done in good faith. Mr John Ball - The Complainant had not received a copy of the statement, and therefore this matter was reserved. No witness statements were received by the due date from Mr Serge Thion, Mr David Cole, Mr Noam Chomsky and Mr Ernest Zundel. Toben announced that he was pulling out from the hearing process in a media release dated 7 December. The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission has not set a date for the hearing, which will proceed whether Fredrick Toben appears or not.
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