Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Appeal Tribunal (Tribunal)
Rule 17 - Audio and Visual Recording of Hearings
No audio or visual recording of hearings without authorization
17.01 No person shall take or attempt to take a photograph, motion picture, audio recording or other record capable of producing an audio or visual reproduction by electronic or other means at a Tribunal hearing unless authorized by the Tribunal.
Exceptions to the general rule
17.02 Nothing in rule 17.01,
Requests for authorization
17.03 A request for authorization under Rule 17.01 may be made to the Chair or the Vice-Chair presiding at a hearing at the commencement of a hearing or, after a hearing has commenced.
Representations to Tribunal permitted
17.04 The Tribunal shall afford the parties and other participants at a hearing an opportunity to make representations to the Tribunal in respect of any application under Rule 17.01 or to vary any authorization previously granted by the Tribunal.
Factors to be considered
17.05 On an application for authorization under Rule 17.01, the Tribunal shall consider,
Rules for recording of hearings
17.06 In making a recording authorized by the Tribunal under Rule 17.01,
Authority may be withdrawn
17.07 Any authorization given under Rule 17.01 may be withdrawn by the Tribunal before or during the hearing,
Temporary withdrawal of authority
17.08 A withdrawal of authorization may be temporary or limited to accommodate any witnesses who may suffer undue discomfort or prejudice if recording or media coverage is permitted.
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