The Republic of Benin is submitting it’s combined sixth to tenth periodic report(2009-2018) to the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights(ACHPR) in accordance with its commitments under the provisions of Article 62 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights.
This report reviews developments since 2009 in the regulatory and institutional framework for the promotion and protection of human rights. It specifies the follow-up from the preceding report and gives an account of the progress, best practices, challenges and initiatives likely to improve the human rights situation on the ground. It also presents the status of implementation by Benin of the MAPUTO Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa.
The preparation of this report followed an inclusive and participatory process of national consultations during which state structures and civil society actors contributed to information gathering. This process was supported by the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Support Project for Improved Access to Justice and Accountability (PAAAJRC).
The information and data compiled in this report were collected and supervised by the Ministry of Justice and Legislation (MJL) in collaboration with other governmental and non-governmental organisations within the National Committee for Monitoring the Implementation of International Human Rights Instruments (CNSAII/DH).
A team of experts was commissioned to work on a preliminary draft report. This draft report was reviewed by a select working group before its validation by the National Monitoring Committee for the Implementation of International
Instruments, enlarged to bring on board the representatives of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) working towards the promotion and protection of human rights.
This report is structured in three (3) parts:
PART ONE: SOME RESPONSES TO THE COMMISSION’SCOMMENTSON THE LAST REPORT
PART TWO: PERIODIC REPORT (2009-2018) ON THE IMPLEMENTATIONOF THE CHARTER
PART THREE: IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROTOCOLTOTHEAFRICAN CHARTER ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES’ RIGHTSONTHERIGHTS OF WOMEN IN AFRICA.
PART ONE: SOME RESPONSES TO THE COMMISSION’SCOMMENTS ON THE LAST REPORT