executions in the world:

In 2022


2000 to present



  • Abolitionist
  • retentionist
  • De facto abolitionist
  • Moratorium on executions
  • Abolitionist for ordinary crimes
  • Committed to abolishing the death penalty


government: semi-presidential republic
state of civil and political rights: Partly free
constitution: 16 May 1984, amended on 4 May 1991, 4 December 1991, 26 February 1993, 9 June 1993, and in 1996 - constitution suspended following military coup in April 2012 and restored in 2014
legal system: mixed legal system of civil law (influenced by the early French Civil Code) and customary law
legislative system: unicameral National People's Assembly (Assembleia Nacional Popular)
judicial system: Supreme Court (Supremo Tribunal da Justica), consists of 9 justices appointed by the president; 9 Regional Courts; 24 Sectoral Courts, military court
religion: 40% Animist; 50% Muslim; 10% Christian
death row:
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences:
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty: