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16(1)In this Schedule—E+W+S+N.I.
“court” includes any tribunal or body exercising the judicial power of the State;
“international conference” means a conference attended by representatives of two or more governments;
“international organisation” means an organisation of which two or more governments are members, and includes any committee or other subordinate body of such an organisation; and
“legislature” includes a local legislature.
(2)References in this Schedule to a member State include any European dependent territory of a member State.
(3)In paragraphs 2 and 6 “court” includes—
(a)the European Court of Justice (or any court attached to that court) and the Court of Auditors of the European Communities,
(b)the European Court of Human Rights,
(c)any international criminal tribunal established by the Security Council of the United Nations or by an international agreement to which the United Kingdom is a party, and
(d)the International Court of Justice and any other judicial or arbitral tribunal deciding matters in dispute between States.
(4)In paragraphs 1, 3 and 7 “legislature” includes the European Parliament.
17(1)Provision may be made by order identifying—E+W+S+N.I.
(a)for the purposes of paragraph 11, the corresponding proceedings referred to in sub-paragraph (3);
(b)for the purposes of paragraph 13, the corresponding meetings and documents referred to in sub-paragraph (5).
(2)An order under this paragraph may be made—
(a)for England and Wales or Northern Ireland, by the Lord Chancellor, and
(b)for Scotland, by the Secretary of State.
(3)An order under this paragraph shall be made by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.
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