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Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Act 2001

Part 2.Existing designated life prisoners

111.Paragraphs 27 to 30 make provision so that, when the Act comes into force, the designated part of a designated life prisoner’s sentence is treated as a punishment part. Provision is also made so that the Parole Board is required to fix a date for its next consideration of a prisoner’s case, being no more than 2 years from its last consideration, where it has not directed the prisoner’s release when it last considered the case.

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