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(1) Once the threshold tests for establishing a right to a public hearing have been satisfied, Article 6 ECHR (reinforced by Article 13 CRPD) requires that a patient should have the same or substantially equivalent right of access to a public hearing as a non-disabled person who has been deprived of his liberty; such a right can only be denied a patient if enabling that right imposes a truly disproportionate burden on the state. (2) The threshold tests are: (a) is it consistent with the subjective and informed wishes of the applicant (assuming he is competent to make an informed choice)? (b) will it have an adverse effect on his mental health in the short or long term, taking account of the views of those treating him and any other expert views? (c) are there any other special factors for or against a public hearing? (d) can practical arrangements be made for an open hearing without disproportionate burden on the authority? (3) How the right to a public hearing can be practically and proportionately be achieved will depend on the facts of each individual case, including the hospital's facilities. (4) The Tribunal directed that AH was to have a public hearing, not within Broadmoor hospital, with the press, public, AH and his representatives enabled to attend in person in the same hearing room. (5) It was likely that in future cases, if detailed evidence of how video-link and public-notification arrangements would work in practice is provided, that a video-link to off-site premises would suffice.

Detail==Notes== The CRPD is the [[Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities]]. The relevant rule is [[Tribunal rule 38]]. ==Citations== ''AH v WLMHT and SoS (J) (Final)'' [2011] UKUT 74 (AAC) Case no HM/0084/2010
SubjectPublicity Upper Tribunal decisions
JudgesCarnwath Levenson Cooper
PartiesAH West London Mental Health NHS Trust
CourtUpper Tribunal
NCN[2011] UKUT 74 (AAC)
External_links*[ Jerome Taylor, 'Broadmoor patient makes history with court appeal' (Independent, 9/3/11)] *[ Jerome Taylor, 'Broadmoor patient fighting for right to tell his story' (Independent, 23/9/11)] *[ BBC, 'Broadmoor patient Albert Haines in public appeal' (27/9/11)] *[ Caroline Davies and Adam James, 'Broadmoor patient Albert Haines begins public appeal for release' (Guardian, 27/9/11)] *[ Adam James, 'Broadmoor patient refuses treatment as condition of release' (Guardian, 28/9/11)] *[ Jerome Taylor, 'A legal milestone as tribunal doors opened for first time' (Independent, 28/9/11)] *[ Jerome Taylor, 'Historic hearing begins into Broadmoor patient seeking his freedom' (Independent, 28/9/11)] *[ Jerome Taylor, 'Broadmoor patient asks for forgiveness in bid for release' (Independent, 29/9/11)] *[ Adam James, 'Landmark Broadmoor patient loses appeal to be released from detention' (Psychminded, 18/10/11)]