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: parliamentary republic
state of civil and political rights: Free
constitution: 12 March 1968; amended many times, last in 2016
legal system: civil legal system based on French civil law with some elements of English common law; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations
legislative system: unicameral National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale)
judicial system: Supreme Court of Mauritius (consists of the chief justice, a senior puisne judge, and 24 puisne judges); the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (in London) serves as the final court of appeal; lower regional courts known as District Courts, Court of Civil Appeal; Court of Criminal Appeal; Public Bodies Appeal Tribunal
religion: Hindu 48.5%, Roman Catholic 26.3%, Muslim 17.3%, other Christian 6.4%, other 0.6%, none 0.7%, unspecified 0.1% (2011 est.)
death row:
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty: