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: parliamentary republic
state of civil and political rights: Free
constitution: March 1965, effective 30 September 1966
legal system: based on Roman-Dutch law and local customary law
legislative system: bicameral Parliament consists of the House of Chiefs and the National Assembly
judicial system: High Court; Court of Appeal; Magistrates' Courts (one in each district)
religion: Christian 71.6%, Badimo 6%, other 1.4%, unspecified 0.4%, none 20.6
death row: 5 (up to 30 May 2018)
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty: