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: republic
state of civil and political rights: Partly free
constitution: 27 August 2010
legal system: mixed legal system of English common law, Islamic law, and customary law
legislative system: the constitution changes the legislature to a bicameral parliament consisting of a 290 member National Assembly and a 94 member Senate; parliament members will serve five year terms
judicial system: Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and High Court, and three subordinate courts consisting of Magistrate courts, Kadhis courts (sentences according to Muslim law), and Courts Martial
religion: Protestant 45%, Roman Catholic 33%, Muslim 10%, indigenous beliefs 10%, other 2%
death row: +19
year of last executions: 0-0-1987
death sentences:
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:





Death penalty for violent crimes