executions in the world:

In 2017

0

2000 to present

0

legend:

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

NAMIBIA

 
government: presidential republic
state of civil and political rights: Free
constitution: 12 March 1990
legal system: mixed legal system of uncodified civil law based on Roman-Dutch law and customary law
legislative system: bicameral legislature consists of the National Council and the National Assembly
judicial system: Supreme Court, judges appointed by the president
religion: Christian majority
death row:
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

1st Optional Protocol to the Covenant

Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (aiming to the abolition of the death penalty)

Convention on the Rights of the Child

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

Statute of the International Criminal Court (which excludes the death penalty)


situation:
The Constitution of the Republic of Namibia (1990) at Art. 6 states: "The right to life shall be respected and protected. No law may prescribe death as a competent sentence. No Court or Tribunal shall have the power to impose a sentence of death upon any person. No execution shall take place in Namibia." The last execution was carried out in 1988.
On December 18, 2014, Namibia abstained, as in 2012, on the Resolution on a Moratorium on the Use of the Death Penalty at the UN General Assembly. In 2010, 2008 and 2007 it voted in favor.

 

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