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: republic
state of civil and political rights: Partly free
constitution: 23 December 2001
legal system: new code incorporates French and Islamic law
legislative system: unicameral Assembly of the Union
judicial system: Supreme Court, two members are appointed by the president, two members are elected by the Federal Assembly, one by the Council of each island, and former presidents of the republic
religion: Sunni Muslim 98%, Roman Catholic 2%
death row: 7 (as of end 2017, according Amesty International)
year of last executions: 0-0-1997
death sentences:
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty: