Optional Protocol to the
Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment
1 October 2018
English, French and Spanish only
Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel,
Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
Visit to Benin undertaken from 11 to 15 January
2016: observations and recommendations
addressed to the State party
Report of the Subcommittee*, **
* In accordance with article 16 (1) of the Optional Protocol, the present report was transmitted
confidentially to the State party on 6 December 2016. On 26 July 2018, the State party requested the
Subcommittee to publish the report, in accordance with article 16 (2) of the Optional Protocol.
** The annexes are being circulated as received, in the language of submission only.