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: Partly free
constitution: 4 August 2010
legal system: mixed legal system of English common law, Islamic law, and customary law; judicial review in the new Supreme Court established by the new constitution; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations
legislative system: bicameral Parliament consists of Senate and National Assembly
judicial system: Supreme Court (consists of chief and deputy chief justices and 5 judges); High Court; Court of Appeal; military courts; magistrates' courts; religious courts
religion: Christian 85.5% (Protestant 33.4%, Catholic 20.6%, Evangelical 20.4%, African Instituted Churches 7%, other Christian 4.1%), Muslim 10.9%, other 1.8%, none 1.6%, don't know/no answer 0.2% (2019 est.)
death row: 600 approximately (Death Penalty Project, 24/01/2023)
year of last executions: 0-0-1987
death sentences: 1
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:





Death penalty for violent crimes