Commentary on Sections

Section 17: Interpretation of this Part

Section 17 sets out definitions relevant to Part 3 of the Act.

Subsection (1) provides a definition of the term “conclusive determination” by reference to the identification process under the National Referral Mechanism (NRM), as required by Article 10 of the 2005 Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings.  Subsection (2) includes definitions of the term “competent authority” and of “trafficking in human beings.”