260. Forced or compulsory labour.

The definition of 'forced or compulsory labour' for the purposes of Article 41 is based on the International Labour Organisation Forced Labour Convention, which defines 'forced or compulsory labour' as meaning all work or service which is exacted from any person under the menace of any penalty and for which the said person has not offered himself voluntarily2. 'Forced' brings to mind physical or mental constraint3. 'Labour' includes work or service beyond physical work4. 'Compulsory' work is that which is performed against or overriding the will of the person concerned, that is, work for which he has not offered