Benin’s Constitution of 1990

Judicial Independence

Article 125. Judicial power shall be independent of the legislative power and of the executive power. It shall be exercised by the Supreme Court, and Courts and Tribunals created in accordance with the present Constitution.

Judicial Council or Parallel Institution

Article 130. The Superior Council of the Magistrature shall study the documents for pardon and shall transmit them with its reasoned opinion to the President of the Republic. Article 128. The Superior Council of the Magistrature shall rule as Disciplinary Council of the Magistrates. The composition, prerogatives, organization and functioning of the Superior Council of the Magistrature shall be fixed by an organic law.

General Assembly

Judicial independence in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, October 14, 2022

Human Rights Council

Protection of lawyers against undue interference in the free and independent exercise of the legal profession, June 21, 2022

General Assembly

Participation of women in the administration of justice, October 13, 2021

Human Rights Council

Report on Impact and challenges of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic for independent justice, June 28, 2021

General Assembly

Report on Disciplinary Proceedings Against Judges, October 15, 2020

Human Rights Council

Report: Independence of Public Prosecutors, Corruption and Human Rights, July 13, 2020

General Assembly - October 16, 2019

Report on the UN Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary

Human Rights Council - June 24, 2019

Report on freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly of judges and prosecutors

General Assembly - October 25, 2018

Report on Bar Associations