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Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

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32International relations

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(1)Information is exempt information if—

(a)its disclosure under this Act would, or would be likely to, prejudice substantially—

(i)relations between the United Kingdom and any other State;

(ii)relations between the United Kingdom and any international organisation or international court;

(iii)the interests of the United Kingdom abroad; or

(iv)the promotion or protection by the United Kingdom of its interests abroad; or

(b)it is confidential information obtained from—

(i)a State other than the United Kingdom; or

(ii)an international organisation or international court.

(2)For the purposes of subsection (1), information obtained from a State, organisation or court is confidential at any time while—

(a)the terms on which that information was obtained require it to be held in confidence; or

(b)the circumstances in which it was obtained make it reasonable for the State, organisation or court to expect that it will be so held.

(3)In subsection (1)—

  • “international court” means an international court which—

    (a)

    is not an international organisation; and

    (b)

    is established—

    (i)

    by a resolution of an international organisation of which the United Kingdom is a member; or

    (ii)

    by an international agreement to which the United Kingdom is a party;

  • “international organisation” means—

    (a)

    an international organisation whose members include any two or more States; or

    (b)

    an organ of such an international organisation;

  • “State” includes—

    (a)

    the government of any State; and

    (b)

    any organ of such a government,

    and references to a State other than the United Kingdom include references to any territory outwith the United Kingdom.

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