Benin ratified the Convention on 25 September 1998, and the Convention entered into force for Benin on 1 March 1999.
Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)
In its initial Article 7 report submitted on 15 October 1999, Benin reported that it had no stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession.
Retained Mines (Article 3)
Notwithstanding the obligation to destroy all stockpiled anti-personnel mines, the Convention permits the retention of the minimum number of anti-personnel mines absolutely necessary for the development of and training in mine detection, mine clearance, or mine destruction techniques.
As of 2008, Benin had reported retaining 16 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes.
Mine Clearance (Article 5)
Benin reported no mined areas under its jurisdiction or control.