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Sect 268.10


SECTION 268.10 Crime against humanity - enslavement

    (1) A person (the perpetrator) commits an offence if:

        (a) the perpetrator exercises any or all of the powers attaching to the right of ownership over one or more persons (including the exercise of a power in the course of trafficking in persons, in particular women and children); and

        (b) the perpetrator's conduct is committed intentionally or knowingly as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against a civilian population.

        Penalty: Imprisonment for 25 years.

    (2) In subsection (1): exercises any or all of the powers attaching to

    the right of ownership over a person includes purchases, sells, lends or

    barters a person or imposes on a person a similar deprivation of liberty

    and also includes exercise a power arising from a debt incurred or

    contract made by a person.

Criminal Code Amendment (Trafficking in Persons Offences) Act 2005
Division 271Trafficking in persons and debt bondage

Subdivision ADefinitions

271.1  Definitions

                   In this Division:

confiscate, in relation to a person’s travel or identity document, means to take possession of the document, whether permanently or otherwise, to the exclusion of the person, or to destroy the document.

constitutional corporation means a corporation to which paragraph 51(xx) of the Constitution applies.

deceive means mislead as to fact (including the intention of any person) or as to law, by words or other conduct.

threat means:

                     (a)  a threat of force; or

                     (b)  a threat to cause a person’s removal from Australia; or

                     (c)  a threat of any other detrimental action;

unless there are reasonable grounds for the threat of that action.

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