executions in the world:

In 2024


2000 to present



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


government: federal parliamentary republic
state of civil and political rights: Not free
constitution: 21 August 1995
legal system: civil law system; has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration
legislative system: bicameral Parliament consists of House of Federation (Yefedereshein Mikir Bete) and House of People's Representatives (Yehizb Tewokayoch Mekir Bete)
judicial system: Federal Supreme Court (consists of 11 judges); federal high courts and federal courts of first instance; state court systems (mirror structure of federal system); sharia courts and customary and traditional courts
religion: Ethiopian Orthodox 43.8%, Muslim 31.3%, Protestant 22.8%, Catholic 0.7%, traditional 0.6%, other 0.8% (2016 est.)
death row: 68, as of August 2017, according to www.reddit.com/r/Globa
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment