Benin
Practice Relating to the Prohibition of Certain Types of Landmines
In 1995, during a debate in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, Benin declared that there was an “imperative need for a ban on the manufacture and use of anti-personnel land-mines”. 
Benin, Statement before the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, UN Doc. A/C.1/ 50/PV.10, 26 October 1995, p. 24.
Benin voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolutions in support of a ban on anti-personnel landmines in 1996, 1997 and 1998. In 1999, according to Ogoudjobi Sikirou, minister counsellor at the Benin Embassy in Brussels, Belgium, Benin was working for a total ban on landmines. 
Landmine Monitor Report 1999: Toward a Mine-Free World, available at http://www.the-monitor.org/index.php/publications/display?act=submit&pqs_year=1999&pqs_type=lm&pqs_report=benin&pqs_section=; Landmine Monitor Researcher interview with Ogoudjobi A. Sikirou, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of Benin in Brussels, Belgium, 16 February 1999.