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Ratification of International Human Rights Treaties - Benin




International Bill of Human Rights

Signature

Ratification

Accession

Succession

Entry into Force

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

 

 

12 Mar 1992

 

 

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

 

 

12 Mar 1992

 

 

Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

 

 

12 Mar 1992

 

 

Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty

 

 

5 Jul 2012 

 

 

Prevention of Discrimination on the Basis of Race, Religion, or Belief; and Protection of Minorities

Signature

Ratification

Accession

Succession

Entry into Force

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

2 Feb 1967

30 Nov 2001

 

 

 

Women's Human Rights

Signature

Ratification

Accession

Succession

Entry into Force

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

11 Nov 1981

12 Mar 1992

 

 

 

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

25 May 2000

 

 

 

 

United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

13 Dec 2000

30 Aug 2004

 

 

 

Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime Preamble, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

13 Dec 2000

30 Aug 2004

 

 

 

Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

17 May 2002

30 Aug 2004

 

 

 

Slavery and Slavery-Like Practices

Signature

Ratification

Accession

Succession

Entry into Force

Slavery Convention

 

 

 

4 Apr 1962
Not ratified

 

Protocol amending the Slavery Convention

Not signed

 

 

 

 

Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery

Not signed

 

 

 

 

Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others

25 Sep 2003

 

 

 

 

Protection from Torture, Ill-Treatment and Disappearance

Signature

Ratification

Accession

Succession

Entry into Force

European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Not signed

 

 

 

 

Protocol No. 1 to the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Not signed

 

 

 

 

Protocol No. 2 to the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and inhuman or Degrading Treatment of Punishment

Not signed

 

 

 

 

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

 

 

12 Mar 1992

 

 

Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

24 Feb 2005

20 Sep 2006

 

 

 

International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

Not signed

 

 

 

 

Rights of the Child

Signature

Ratification

Accession

Succession

Entry into Force

Convention on the Rights of the Child

25 Apr 1990

3 Aug 1990

 

 

 

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflicts

3 Aug 1990

31 Jan 2005

 

 

 

Convention concerning the Prohibition and Immediate Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour

 

6 Nov 2001

 

 

 

Freedom of Association

Signature

Ratification

Accession

Succession

Entry into Force

Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention

 

12 Dec 1960

 

 

 

Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention

 

16 May 1968

 

 

 

Employment and Forced Labour

Signature

Ratification

Accession

Succession

Entry into Force

Convention concerning Forced or Compulsory Labour

 

12 Dec 1960

 

 

 

Equal Remuneration Convention

 

16 May 1968

 

 

 

Abolition of Forced Labour Convention

 

22 May 1961

 

 

 

Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention

 

22 May 1961

 

 

 

Employment Policy Convention

Not signed

 

 

 

 

Convention concerning Occupational Safety and Health and the Working Environment

Not signed

 

 

 

 

Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

15 Sep 2005

 

 

 

 

Education

Signature

Ratification

Accession

Succession

Entry into Force

Convention against Discrimination in Education

 

09 Jun 1963 (acceptance)

 

 

 

Persons with Disabilities

Signature

Ratification

Accession

Succession

Entry into Force

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

08 Feb 2008

 

 

 

 

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

08 Feb 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Refugees and Asylum

Signature

Ratification

Accession

Succession

Entry into Force

Convention relating to the Status of Refugees

 

 

 

4 Apr 1962

 

Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees

 

 

6 Jul 1970

 

 

Nationality, Statelessness, and the Rights of Aliens

Signature

Ratification

Accession

Succession

Entry into Force

Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness

Not signed

 

 

 

 

Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons

Not signed

 

 

 

 

War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity, Genocide, and Terrorism

Signature

Ratification

Accession

Succession

Entry into Force

Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

Not signed

 

 

 

 

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

Not signed

 

 

 

 

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

24 Sep 1999

22 Jan 2002

 

 

 

Law of Armed Conflict

Signature

Ratification

Accession

Succession

Entry into Force

Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field

 

14 Dec 1961
(rat/acced)

 

 

 

Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea 

 

14 Dec 1961
(rat/acced)

 

 

 

Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War

 

14 Dec 1961
(rat/acced)

 

 

 

Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War

 

14 Dec 1961
(rat/acced)

 

 

 

Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and Relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I)

 

28 May 1986
(rat/acced)

 

 

 

Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and Relating to the Protection of Victims on Non-International Armed Conflicts (Protocol II)

 

28 May 1986
(rat/acced)

 

 

 

Terrorism and Human Rights

Signature

Ratification

Accession

Succession

Entry into Force

International Convention Against the Taking of Hostages

 

 

31 Jul 2003

 

 

International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombing

 

 

31 Jul 2003

 

 

International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism

16 Nov 2001

30 Aug 2004

 

 

 

International Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft

5 May 1971

13 Mar 1972

 

 

 

International Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against International Protected Persons

 

 

31 Jul 2003

 

 

U.N. Activities and Employees

Signature

Ratification

Accession

Succession

Entry into Force

Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations

Not signed

 

 

 

 

Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel

Not signed

 

 

 

 

Regional Conventions

Signature

Ratification

Accession

Succession

Entry into Force

[European] Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Not signed

 

 

 

 

Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Not signed

 

 

 

 

Protocol No.2 to the 1950 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Not signed

 

 

 

 

Protocol No.3 to the 1950 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Not signed

 

 

 

 

Protocol No.4 to the 1950 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Not signed

 

 

 

 

Protocol No.5 to the 1950 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Not signed

 

 

 

 

Protocol No.6 to the 1950 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Not signed

 

 

 

 

Protocol No.7 to the 1950 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Not signed

 

 

 

 

Protocol No. 8 to the 1950 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Not signed

 

 

 

 

Protocol No. 9 to the 1950 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Not signed

 

 

 

 

Protocol No. 10 to the 1950 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Not signed

 

 

 

 

Protocol No. 11 to the 1950 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Not signed

 

 

 

 

Protocol No. 12 to the 1950 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Not signed

 

 

 

 

Protocol No. 13 to the 1950 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Not signed

 

 

 

 

Protocol No. 14 to the 1950 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Not signed

 

 

 

 

European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Not signed

 

 

 

 

Protocol No. 1 to the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Not signed

 

 

 

 

Protocol No. 2 to the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and inhuman or Degrading Treatment of Punishment

Not signed

 

 

 

 

African Regional Conventions

Signature

Ratification

Accession

Succession

Entry into Force

African [Banjul] Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights

 

20 Jan 1986
Rat/Acces

 

 

 

Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa

10 Sep 1969

26 Feb 1973
Rat/ Acces

 

 

 

Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa

Not signed

 

 

 

 

Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Establishment of an African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights

9 Jun 1998

 

 

 

 

African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

27 Feb 1992

17 Apr 1997

 

 

 

 

 



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