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: 21 December 2004; amended 2007, 2018
legal system: mixed legal system of Portuguese civil law and customary law; has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration
legislative system: unicameral Assembly of the Republic (Assembleia da Republica)
judicial system: Supreme Court (consists of the court president, vice president, and 5 judges); Constitutional Council (consists of 7 judges); Administrative Court (capital city only); provincial courts (Tribunais Judicias de Provincia); District Courts (Tribunais Judicias de Districto); customs courts; maritime courts; courts marshal; labor courts; community courts
religion: Roman Catholic 27.2%, Muslim 18.9%, Zionist Christian 15.6%, Evangelical/Pentecostal 15.3%, Anglican 1.7%, other 4.8%, none 13.9%, unspecified 2.5% (2017 est.)
death row:
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty: