Human Right 2 Water has partnered with several stakeholders to develop several projects in Benin. You can find below a summary of the programmes we have participated in to help authorities guarantee the human rights to water and sanitation as well as other rights into their constitution. It is thanks to the support of the Association des Communes du Benin (ANCB), Global Water Partnership West Africa, Lambassa ICA – Benin, LARES, UNDP, Ville
Genève, and WaterLex that we are able to provide these services.

Legal Country Mapping for Benin, 2014

Legal Country Mapping

Legal and policy mappings access the extent to which the human rights to water and sanitation are included in national legislation and provide an invaluable tool for identifying areas of concern.

This review of national and international water governance frameworks is made in with the international human rights legal framework in mind. Through this analysis we can identify laws which support realisation of access to safe water and adequate sanitation. 

Beyond finding the laws which are present, one key component of the mapping involves identifying the gaps within the framework where the laws do not include the various normative criteria for the rights to water and sanitation. The identification of these gaps most significantly provides an opportunity to begin dialogue and action in the way of law and policy reform extending to supporting practical implementation to further the fulfilment of the human rights to water and sanitation.

The Legal Country Mapping was first completed in 2014. For access to the original Legal Country Mapping studies view here