executions in the world:

In 2023


2000 to present



  • Abolitionist
  • retentionist
  • De facto abolitionist
  • Moratorium on executions
  • Abolitionist for ordinary crimes
  • Committed to abolishing the death penalty


government: presidential republic - republic under transition to multiparty democratic rule
state of civil and political rights: Partly free
constitution: multiparty draft constitution approved by High Council of the Republic 1 July 1992; adopted by public referendum 27 September 1992
legal system: customary law system - based on French system
legislative system: unicameral National Assembly
judicial system: Court of Appeal, Supreme Court
religion: Christian 29%, Muslim 20%, indigenous beliefs 51%
death row:
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty: