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Scottish Commission for Human Rights Act 2006

Section 19: Meaning of “Scottish public authority”

68.This section defines “Scottish public authority”. Any body, office or office holder who is a part of the Scottish Administration is considered a Scottish public authority. Also included is any Scottish public authority (within the meaning of the Scotland Act 1998) with mixed, i.e. devolved and reserved functions, or no reserved functions.

69.Additionally, any other person defined as a public authority within the meaning of the Human Rights Act 1998 is considered a “Scottish public authority” but only insofar as the functions of that person relate to Scotland and do not relate to reserved matters.

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