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: Parliamentary democracy
state of civil and political rights: Free
constitution: 1 August 1976
legal system: based on English common law; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court
legislative system: bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives
judicial system: Court of Appeal; Supreme Court; High Court of Justice; the highest court of appeal is the Privy Council in London
religion: 26% Catholic; 22% Hindù; 7,8% Anglican; 6% Muslim, altro
death row: at least 30 (as of end 2014, according to Amnesty International)
year of last executions: 28-7-1999
death sentences: 7
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

1st Optional Protocol to the Covenant

Convention on the Rights of the Child

American Convention on Human Rights

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





Death penalty for violent crimes



South America