The Modern Slavery Act 2015 provides under the law of England and Wales for an offence of slavery where a person holds another in slavery and the circumstances are such that the person knows or ought to know that the other person is held in slavery1. The term 'slavery' is defined as under the European Convention on Human Rights2, where the jurisprudence relies on the definition in the Slavery Convention3, as restated in the Supplementary Slavery Convention4. In determining whether a person is being held in slavery, regard is to be had to all the circumstances5. The consent of
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