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Modern Slavery Act 2015

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13Interpretation of Part 1

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(1)In this Part—

  • “captain” means master (of a ship) or commander (of an aircraft);

  • “confiscation order” has the meaning given by section 8(8);

  • “the Human Rights Convention” means the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms agreed by the Council of Europe at Rome on 4th November 1950;

  • “land vehicle” means any vehicle other than a ship or aircraft;

  • “ship” includes every description of vessel (including a hovercraft) used in navigation;

  • “slavery and trafficking reparation order” means an order made under section 8;

  • UK national” means—

    (a)

    a British citizen,

    (b)

    a person who is a British subject by virtue of Part 4 of the British Nationality Act 1981 and who has a right of abode in the United Kingdom, or

    (c)

    a person who is a British overseas territories citizen by virtue of a connection with Gibraltar.

(2)In sections 8 and 10, references to provisions of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 include references to those provisions as amended or otherwise modified by virtue of an order (whenever made) under section 97 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (confiscation orders by magistrates’ courts).

(3)In sections 11 and 12, a reference to being an owner of a vehicle, ship or aircraft includes a reference to being any of a number of persons who jointly own it.

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