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 costitutional monarchy
state of civil and political rights: Partly free
constitution: 10 March 1972, revised 4 September 1992 and amended in September 1996; new constitution approved in referendum 1 July 2011
legal system: mixed legal system of civil law based on French civil law and Islamic (sharia) law; judicial review of legislative acts by Constitutional Court; has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration
legislative system: bicameral Parliament consists of House of Councillors (Majlis al-Mustacharine) and House of Representatives (Majlis al-Nuwab)
judicial system: Supreme Court or Court of Cassation (consists of 5-judge panels organized into civil, family matters, commercial, administrative, social, and criminal sections); Constitutional Court (consists of 12 members); courts of appeal; High Court of Justice; administrative and commercial courts; regional and Sadad courts (for religious, civil and administrative, and penal adjudication); first instance courts
religion: Muslim 99% (official; virtually all Sunni, <0.1% Shia), other 1% (includes Christian, Jewish, and Baha'i); note - Jewish about 3,000-3,500 (2020 est.)
death row: 115, as of 19 february 208, according the President of the General Prosecutor, Mohamed Abdennabaoui
year of last executions: 0-0-1993
death sentences: 3
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment





Death penalty for terrorism


Commutation of death sentences