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:
Overall, as a HRC member, has participated in less than 10% of panel discussions, general debates and interactive dialogues.
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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 the national level, Benin made commitments, inter alia, to: establish a national torture-prevention mechanism (NPM); 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, inter alia, to: follow-up on GA resolutions concerning the international year of human rights learning; and ratify the CRPD, the CED and the Second OP to the ICCPR (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 OP to the ICCPR (2012). However, Benin has not yet notified the designation of a NPM to the Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture. Benin joined consensus during voting on GA resolutions concerning the international year of human rights learning.