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: republic
state of civil and political rights: Not free
constitution: 28 February 2005; ratified by popular referendum
legal system: based on German and Belgian civil codes and customary law
legislative system: bicameral Parliament or Parlement, consists of a National Assembly and a Senate
judicial system: Supreme Court; Constitutional Court; Courts of Appeal; Tribunals of First Instance
religion: Christian 67% (Roman Catholic 62%, Protestant 5%), indigenous beliefs 23%, Muslim 10%
death row:
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences:
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty: