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%
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences: 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.