Are the concepts of ‘slavery’, ‘servitude’, and ‘forced labour and compulsory labour’ sufficiently defined by the European Court of Human Rights to be the legal basis for dealing with the exploitation of men, women, and children associated with people trafficking in the 21st century?

This essay will critically consider whether the definitions by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) of slavery, servitude, and forced labour and compulsory labour are sufficient as the legal basis for dealing with human trafficking in the 21st century.