DEFINITIONS OF MODERN SLAVERY
The recruitment, harbouring and movement of person for exploitation
through modern slavery.
Situations where the offender exercises power of ownership over the victim, including the power to make a person an object of purchase and use their labour in an unrestricted way.
Situations where the victim’s personal freedom is significantly restricted and they are not free to stop working or leave their place of work.
Situations where the victim is either not free to stop working or not free to leave their place of work.
Situations where coercion, threats or deception are used to make a victim marry or where the victim does not understand or is incapable of understanding the nature and effect of the marriage ceremony.
Situations where the victim’s services are pledged as security for a debt and the debt is manifestly excessive or the victim’s services are not applied to liquidate the debt, or the length and nature of the services are not limited and defined.
Worst form of child labour
Situations where children are:
- exploited through slavery of similar practices, including for sexual
- engaged in hazardous work which may harm their health, safety or morals
- used to produce or traffic drugs
Deceptive recruiting for labour services
Situations where the victim is deceived about whether they will be exploited through a type of modern slavery.