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: presidential republic
state of civil and political rights: Free
constitution: 7 January 1993; amended 1996
legal system: mixed system of English common law and customary law; has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration
legislative system: unicameral Parliament (275 seats; members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote to serve 4-year terms)
judicial system: Supreme Court (consists of the chief justice and 13 justices); Court of Appeal; High Court; Circuit Court; District Court; regional tribunals
religion: Christian 71.3% (Pentecostal/Charismatic 31.6%, Protestant 17.4%, Catholic 10%, other 12.3%), Muslim 19.9%, traditionalist 3.2%, other 4.5%, none 1.1% (2021 est.)
death row: 149 (as of 31 July 2017, official sources)
year of last executions: 0-7-1993
death sentences: 6
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:





The death penalty for political opponents