660. Prohibition of torture, inhuman or degrading treatment, slavery and forced labour.

The EU Charter provides that no-one is to be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment1. It also provides that no-one is to be held in slavery or servitude2, that no-one is to be required to perform forced or compulsory labour3. These prohibitions correspond to the prohibitions of torture, inhuman or degrading treatment, slavery and servitude and forced or compulsory labour under the European Convention on Human Rights4, and must be interpreted in accordance with the European Court of Human Rights' jurisprudence on those matters