A/HRC/51/26/Add.1: Visit to Sri Lanka - Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences, Tomoya Obokata
06 July 2022
The Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences, visited Sri Lanka from 26 November to 3 December 2021.
Following an analysis of the normative framework and the existing institutional architecture to combat contemporary forms of slavery, the Special Rapporteur examines the labour conditions in various sectors of the economy, including in the garment industry, on tea plantations and in the domestic sector, as well as the conditions related to microfinancing schemes.
The Special Rapporteur acknowledges some progress achieved, for example in preventing and addressing the worst forms of child labour, while highlighting persisting shortcomings in ending contemporary forms of slavery in Sri Lanka.
The report concludes with recommendations to assist the Government and other stakeholders in addressing the remaining challenges.
Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and its consequences