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Scottish Commission for Human Rights Act 2006


1.These Explanatory Notes have been prepared by the Human Rights and Law Reform Branch on behalf of the Scottish Executive. Their purpose is to assist the reader of the Act, and as such they do not form part of the Act and have not been endorsed by the Parliament.

2.The notes should be read in conjunction with the Act. They are not, and are not intended to be, a comprehensive description of the Act itself. Wherever a section or schedule, or part of a schedule does not seem to require any explanation or comment, none is given.

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Explanatory Notes

Text created by the Scottish Government to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Acts of the Scottish Parliament except those which result from Budget Bills.


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