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: semi-presidential republic
state of civil and political rights: Not free
constitution: 25 February 1992; suspended briefly in 2012; the transition government in June 2022 announced the formation of a commission which will draft a new constitution by August
legal system: civil law system based on the French civil law model and influenced by customary law; judicial review of legislative acts in the Constitutional Court; has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration
legislative system: Unicameral National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale)
judicial system: Supreme Court or Cour Supreme (consists of 19 judges organized into judicial, administrative, and accounting sections); Constitutional Court (consists of 9 judges); Court of Appeal; High Court of Justice
religion: Muslim 93.9%, Christian 2.8%, animist 0.7%, none 2.5% (2018 est.)
death row: +63 (end 2017, Amnesty International)
year of last executions: 21-8-1980
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty: