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: presidential republic
state of civil and political rights: Partly free
constitution: 7 May 2010 (Loi Fundamentale)
legal system: based on French and customary law
legislative system: the legislature was dissolved by junta leader Moussa Dadis Camara in December 2008 and in February 2010, the Transition Government appointed a 155 member National Transition Council (CNT) that has since acted in the legislature's place
judicial system: Court of First Instance or Tribunal de Premiere Instance; Court of Appeal or Cour d'Appel; Supreme Court or Cour Supreme
religion: Muslim 85%, Christian 8%, indigenous beliefs 7%
death row: 12 (end 2017)
year of last executions: 21-4-2001
death sentences:
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty: