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: approved by national referendum 8 August 1996; effective 16 January 1997
legal system: based on a composite of English common law, Koranic law, and customary law
legislative system: unicameral National Assembly
judicial system: Supreme Court
religion: Muslim 90%, Christian 9%, indigenous beliefs 1%
death row: 23 (end 2017, according Amnesty International)
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences:
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:

Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (aiming to the abolition of the death penalty)

Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment





Death penalty for violent crimes