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: no permanent national government; transitional, parliamentary federal government
state of civil and political rights: Not free
constitution: 23 September 1979
legal system: no national system; a mixture of English common law, Italian law, Islamic Shari'a, and Somali customary law
legislative system: unicameral National Assembly
judicial system: following the breakdown of the central government, most regions have reverted to local forms of conflict resolution, either secular, traditional Somali customary law, or Shari'a (Islamic) law with a provision for appeal of all sentences
religion: Sunni Muslim
death row:
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences:
executions: 22
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:





Extra-judicial executions


Death sentences issued by military tribunals


Death penalty for minors


Death penalty for terrorism


Death penalty for violent crimes