executions in the world:

In 2024


2000 to present



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


government: presidential republic
state of civil and political rights: Partly free
constitution: 4 August 2010
legal system: mixed legal system of English common law, Islamic law, and customary law; judicial review in the new Supreme Court established by the new constitution; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations
legislative system: bicameral Parliament consists of Senate and National Assembly
judicial system: Supreme Court (consists of chief and deputy chief justices and 5 judges); High Court; Court of Appeal; military courts; magistrates' courts; religious courts
religion: Christian 85.5% (Protestant 33.4%, Catholic 20.6%, Evangelical 20.4%, African Instituted Churches 7%, other Christian 4.1%), Muslim 10.9%, other 1.8%, none 1.6%, don't know/no answer 0.2% (2019 est.)
death row: 600 approximately (Death Penalty Project, 24/01/2023)
year of last executions: 0-0-1987
death sentences: 3
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment





Innocent people


Commutation of death sentences


Death penalty for violent crimes