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Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 3: Establishment

9.This section establishes Community Justice Scotland as a body corporate with a separate legal personality to that of Scottish Ministers. Community Justice Scotland’s Gaelic name (Ceartas Coimhearsnachd Alba) has equal legal status. Community Justice Scotland will be an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body which means that it will carry out its functions at arm’s length from Scottish Ministers. However, it will be accountable to Ministers. Section 3 introduces schedule 1 which contains further provision about the establishment and operation of Community Justice Scotland.

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