259. Situations not amounting to slavery or servitude.

A convicted prisoner was not subject to servitude for the purposes of Article 41 by the requirement to remain at the state's disposal for ten years following completion of his prison sentence2. Relevant factors in rejecting the submission that this amounted to servitude included the limited time involved, the ability to seek judicial review of any decision to recall the prisoner, the fact that the prisoner's detention was in accordance with Article 5 (the right to liberty and security)