executions in the world:

In 2022


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: 25 April 1977, amended in October 1984
legal system: based on English common law; judicial review of legislative acts limited to matters of interpretation
legislative system: unicameral National Assembly (Bunge)
judicial system: Permanent Commission of Enquiry; Court of Appeal, High Court, District Courts, Primary Courts
religion: Christian 30%, Muslim 35%, indigenous beliefs 35%; (Zanzibar - more than 99% Muslim)
death row: 491, of them 20 are women (as of September 2017, according (LHRC))
year of last executions: 0-0-1994
death sentences:
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty: