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Interpretation, commencement and short titleS


(1)In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

(2)Any reference in this Act to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is to that Convention read subject to any reservations, objections or interpretative declarations by the United Kingdom for the time being in force.

17Commencement and short titleS

(1)The provisions of this Act, except for—

(a)sections 1 to 3 and section 16;

(b)schedule 1; and

(c)this section,

come into force at the end of the period of six months beginning with the date of Royal Assent.

(2)This Act may be cited as the Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2003.