executions in the world:

In 2020


2000 to present



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


government: constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy
state of civil and political rights: Free
constitution: 1 October 1978
legal system: English common law supplemented by local customary law
legislative system: unicameral Parliament (Fale I Fono), also called House of Assembly
judicial system: eight Island Courts; High Court
religion: Church of Tuvalu (Congregationalist) 97%
death row:
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:

Convention on the Rights of the Child

No execution has been carried out since independence was declared in 1978.
On December 17, 2018, Tuvalu cosponsored and voted again in favour of the Resolution on a Moratorium on the Use of the Death Penalty at the UN General Assembly. It did not cosposnor the text in 2016.


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