Section 11

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Forced labour Human trafficking Slavery

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(1) A person must not be held in slavery or servitude.

(2) A person must not be made to perform forced or compulsory labour.

(3) For the purposes of subsection (2) “forced or compulsory labour” does not include:

(a) work or service normally required of a person who is under detention because of a lawful court order or who, under a lawful court order, has been conditionally released from detention or ordered to perform work in the community; or

(b) work or service required because of an emergency threatening the Victorian community or a part of the Victorian community; or

(c) work or service that forms part of normal civil obligations.

(4) In this section court order includes an order made by a court of another jurisdiction.

Law / 01st January 2007 / Australia / Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic)

This Charter, recognises that all people are born free and equal in dignity and rights. This Charter is founded on the following principles—

(1) human rights are essential in a democratic and inclusive society that respects the rule of law, human dignity, equality and freedom;

(2) human rights belong to all people without discrimination, and the diversity of the people of Victoria enhances our community;

(3) human rights come with responsibilities and must be exercised in a way that respects the human rights of others;

(4) human rights have a special importance for the Aboriginal people of Victoria, as descendants of Australia’s first people, with
their diverse spiritual, social, cultural and economic relationship with their traditional lands and waters.