Moors Murderer Ian Brady is attempting to move to a Scottish prison to be allowed to die.
The Glasgow-born serial killer and his partner Myra Hindley murdered five youngsters in the 1960s.
Notorious murderer Brady sexually tortured many of the children and teenagers before burying them in Saddleworth Moor above Manchester.
Brady, 73, will have his mental health tribunal held in public, a judge has ruled.
Brady, who committed his first crimes while still at Shawlands Academy, wants to be transferred to a Scottish prison and be allowed to die.
The killer, who lived in Pollok while growing up in Glasgow, is currently serving a life sentence in Ashworth Hospital but wants to be transferred to a Scottish prison to die.
Judge Robert Atherton granted permission in October for the hearing to be held in public, but it could only be reported for the first time on Friday. No date has been set yet for the tribunal.
Pauline Reade, 16, disappeared on her way to a disco on July 12 1963 and John Kilbride, 12, was snatched in November the same year.
Keith Bennett was snatched on June 16 1964 after he left home to visit his grandmother, Lesley Ann Downey, 10, was lured away from a funfair on Boxing Day 1964 and Edward Evans, 17, was killed in October 1965.
Brady was given life at Chester Assizes in 1966 for the murders of John, Lesley Ann and Edward.
Hindley was convicted of killing Lesley Ann and Edward and shielding Brady after John's murder, and jailed for life.
In 1987 the pair finally admitted killing Keith and Pauline.
Both were taken back to Saddleworth Moor in 1987 to help police find the remains of the missing victims but only Pauline's body was found.
Hindley died in jail in November 2002, aged 60.