Status of ratification of key international instruments

Sri Lanka is party to three of the four core anti-trafficking treaties as well as core human rights treaties and International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions relating to forced and child labour. Additionally, Sri Lanka is a signatory to the United Nations Trafficking Protocol and Smuggling Protocol, although it has yet to ratify them (table 3). Sri Lanka acceded to the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families in 1996.