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: semi-presidential republic
state of civil and political rights: Free
constitution: 28 September 1958, amended in 1962, 1992 and 1993
legal system: civil law system with indigenous concepts; review of administrative but not legislative acts
legislative system: bicameral Parliament (Senate and National Assembly)
judicial system: Supreme Court of Appeals (Cour de Cassation) designated by the High Judiciary Council and appointed by the President; Constitutional Council (Conseil Constitutionnel); Council of State (Conseil d'Etat)
religion: Christian 63-66%, Muslim 7-9%, Buddhist 0.5-0.75%, Jewish 0.5-0.75%, other 0.5-1.0%, none 23-28%
death row:
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty: