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Scottish Commission for Human Rights Act 2006

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Terms of office and remuneration

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5(1)Each member of the Commission—

(a)holds office for such period not exceeding five years as the Parliamentary corporation, at the time of appointment, may determine, and

(b)is eligible for reappointment to the same office (whether the reappointment is for a consecutive period or otherwise) but reappointment for a third period is not competent.

(2)The member appointed to chair the Commission may be—

(a)relieved of office by Her Majesty at the member’s request, or

(b)removed from office by Her Majesty if condition A or B is satisfied.

(3)Any other member of the Commission may be—

(a)relieved of office by the Parliamentary corporation at the member’s request, or

(b)removed from office by the Parliamentary corporation if condition A or B is satisfied.

(4)Condition A is that—

(a)the Parliamentary corporation is satisfied that the member has breached the member’s terms of appointment, and

(b)the Parliament resolves that the member should be removed from office for that reason.

(5)Condition B is that the Parliament resolves that it has lost confidence in the member.

(6)A resolution under sub-paragraph (4)(b) or (5), if passed on division, must be voted for by not less than two thirds of those voting.

(7)Each member of the Commission is entitled to—

(a)such remuneration, and

(b)such allowances,

as the Parliamentary corporation may determine.

(8)In other respects, each member of the Commission holds office on such terms and conditions as the Parliamentary corporation may determine.

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