During HRC general discussions, panel debates and interactive dialogues with the Special Procedures, during the past three years, either as an HRC member or not, the State has joined:
Country has not previously held a seat on the Council
Longest visit request not (yet) accepted by the State >
SR on disability, 2018
Received Sub-Committee visit
Benin tabled voluntary pledges and commitments in support of its candidacy for membership for the period 2011-2014 on 13 May 2011.
At national level, Benin made commitments to, inter alia: establish a National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) under the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OP-CAT); implement measures to improve living conditions and promote policies on health, food, clothing, and education; and combat violence against women.
At international level, Benin pledged to, inter alia: follow-up on GA resolutions concerning the international year of human rights learning; and ratify the CRPD, CED and Second Optional Protocol to the ICCPR (on the abolition of the death penalty).
An analysis of steps taken by Benin in fulfilment of its pledges made at international level shows that Benin has indeed ratified the CED (2017), CRPD (2012) and the Second Optional Protocol to the ICCPR (2012). However, Benin has not yet notified the designation of a NPM to the Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture (SPT). Benin joined consensus during voting on GA resolutions concerning the international year of human rights learning.