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Scottish Commission for Human Rights Act 2006

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Scottish Commission for Human Rights

    1. 1.Scottish Commission for Human Rights

  3. General functions

    1. 2.General duty to promote human rights

    2. 3.Information, guidance, education etc.

    3. 4.Monitoring of law, policies and practices

    4. 5.Power to co-operate etc. with others

    5. 6.No power to assist in claims or legal proceedings

  4. Strategic plans

    1. 7.Strategic plans

  5. Inquiries

    1. 8.Power to conduct inquiries

    2. 9.Restrictions as to scope of inquiry

    3. 10.Evidence

    4. 11.Places of detention: powers of entry, inspection and interview

    5. 12.Report of inquiry

    6. 13.Confidentiality of information

  6. Intervention in civil proceedings

    1. 14.Power to intervene

  7. Reports

    1. 15.Annual report

    2. 16.Publication of reports

  8. General

    1. 17.Protection from actions for defamation

    2. 18.Giving of notice

    3. 19.Meaning of “Scottish public authority”

    4. 20.Interpretation

    5. 21.Preparation for the Commission

    6. 22.Short title, Crown application and commencement

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Scottish Commission for Human Rights

      1. Membership

        1. 1.(1) The Commission consists of the following members—

      2. Status

        1. 2.The Commission— (a) is not a servant or agent of...

      3. Independence

        1. 3.(1) The Commission, in the exercise of its functions, is...

      4. Disqualification

        1. 4.(1) A person is disqualified from appointment, and from holding...

      5. Terms of office and remuneration

        1. 5.(1) Each member of the Commission— (a) holds office for...

      6. Pensions etc.

        1. 6.(1) The Commission may, with the approval of the Parliamentary...

      7. Proceedings etc.

        1. 7.(1) The Commission may regulate its own procedure (including any...

      8. General powers

        1. 8.(1) The Commission may do anything which appears necessary or...

      9. Delegation

        1. 9.(1) Any function of the Commission may be exercised on...

      10. Location of office

        1. 10.The Commission's determination of the location of its office premises...

      11. Staff

        1. 11.(1) The Commission may, with the consent of the Parliamentary...

      12. Sharing of premises, staff, services and other resources

        1. 12.(1) The Commission may enter into arrangements with any other...

      13. Accountable officer

        1. 13.(1) The Parliamentary corporation must designate a member of the...

      14. Finance

        1. 14.(1) The Parliamentary corporation is to pay—

      15. Accounts and audit

        1. 15.(1) The Commission must, in accordance with such directions as...

      16. Scottish Public Services Ombudsman

        1. 16.In the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002 (asp 11),...

      17. Freedom of information

        1. 17.In the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (asp 13),...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Inquiries: supplementary provision as to evidence

      1. Requirements to give evidence etc.

        1. 1.The Commission may impose a requirement on a person under...

      2. Cancellation of requirements notified under paragraph 1

        1. 2.(1) A person to whom notice has been given under...

      3. Administration of oaths

        1. 3.The Commission may— (a) administer an oath to any person...

      4. Obstruction and contempt

        1. 4.(1) Sub-paragraph (3) applies where any person to whom notice...

      5. Allowances and expenses

        1. 5.The Commission may pay to persons giving evidence, producing documents...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Places of detention: powers of entry, inspection and interview

      1. Evidence of authority

        1. 1.The Commission or any other person entitled to exercise any...

        2. 2.A person required to produce written evidence of entitlement under...

      2. Obstruction and contempt

        1. 3.(1) Where any person intentionally obstructs the Commission or an...

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