263. Human trafficking.

Although 'human trafficking' is not directly cited in Article 41, 'trafficking' as defined in the United Nations Human Trafficking Protocol2 and the European Human Trafficking Convention3 nonetheless falls within its scope4. For the purposes of those instruments 'trafficking in persons' means the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having