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: parliamentary republic
state of civil and political rights: Free
constitution: 1 August 1976; amended many times, last in 2007
legal system: English common law; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court; has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration
legislative system: bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives
judicial system: Supreme Court of the Judicature (consists of a chief justice for both the Court of Appeal with 12 judges and the High Court with 24 judges); Courts of Summary Criminal Jurisdiction; Petty Civil Courts; Family Court
religion: Protestant 32.1% (Pentecostal/Evangelical/Full Gospel 12%, Baptist 6.9%, Anglican 5.7%, Seventh Day Adventist 4.1%, Presbyterian/Congregational 2.5%, other Protestant 0.9%), Roman Catholic 21.6%, Hindu 18.2%, Muslim 5%, Jehovah's Witness 1.5%, other 8.4%, none 2.2%, unspecified 11.1% (2011 est.)
death row: at least 30 (as of end 2014, according to Amnesty International)
year of last executions: 28-7-1999
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:








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