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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. 1.Membership

      2. 2.Status

      3. 3.Independence

      4. 4.Disqualification

      5. 5.Terms of office and remuneration

      6. 6.Pensions etc.

      7. 7.Proceedings etc.

      8. 8.General powers

      9. 9.Delegation

      10. 10.Location of office

      11. 11.Staff

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

      13. 13.Accountable officer

      14. 14.Finance

      15. 15.Accounts and audit

      16. 16.Scottish Public Services Ombudsman

      17. 17.Freedom of information

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Inquiries: supplementary provision as to evidence

      1. 1.Requirements to give evidence etc.

      2. 2.Cancellation of requirements notified under paragraph 1

      3. 3.Administration of oaths

      4. 4.Obstruction and contempt

      5. 5.Allowances and expenses

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Places of detention: powers of entry, inspection and interview

      1. 1.Evidence of authority

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

      3. 3.Obstruction and contempt

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