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; multiparty presidential regime
state of civil and political rights: Not free
constitution: 20 May 1972 revised in 1996 amended April 2008
legal system: mixed legal system of English common law, French civil law, and customary law
legislative system: unicameral National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale)
judicial system: Supreme Court, judges are appointed by the president. High Court of Justice
religion: indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 40%, Muslim 20%
death row: 235, as of 12 October 2017
year of last executions: 0-0-1988
death sentences:
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty: