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: 18 May 1994
legal system: based on English common law and customary law
legislative system: National Assembly (though the Constitution of Malawi provides that there shall be a Senate and a National Assembly, in practice, Malawi has a unicameral legislative body as only the latter is functional)
judicial system: High Court, Supreme Court of Appeal, Magistrate's courts
religion: Christian 79.9%, Muslim 12.8%, other 3%, none 4.3%
death row: 15 (as of 2017)
year of last executions: 26-9-1992
death sentences:
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty: