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Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015

Section 44: Crown application

158.Section 44(1) provides that none of the provisions made by or under the Act are capable of making the Crown criminally liable. In accordance with subsection (2), enforcement of offences against the Crown is to be done by the Scottish Ministers or any other public body or office-holder with responsibility for enforcing the provision applying to the Court of Session for a civil declarator of non-compliance. This provision does not apply to persons in the public service of the Crown.

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