executions in the world:

In 2023


2000 to present



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


government: constitutional government in free association with the US; the Compact of Free Association entered into force 21 October 1986 and the Amended Compact entered into force in May 2004
state of civil and political rights: Free
constitution: 1 May 1979
legal system: based on adapted Trust Territory laws, acts of the legislature, municipal, common, and customary laws
legislative system: unicameral Parliament (Nitijela)
judicial system: Supreme Court and High Court
religion: Protestant 55%, Assembly of God 25%, Roman Catholic 8%, other
death row:
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences:
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:

1st Optional Protocol to the Covenant



Asia, Middle East, Australia and Oceania