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
state of civil and political rights: Not free
constitution: 8 October 1995; in 2005 the constitution was amended removing presidential term limits and legalizing a multiparty political system
legal system: in 1995 a system of common and customary law was reintroduced
legislative system: unicameral National Assembly
judicial system: Court of Appeal (judges are appointed by the president and approved by the legislature); High Court (judges are appointed by the president)
religion: Roman Catholic 41.9%, Protestant 42% (Muslim 12.1%, other 3.1%, none 0.9%
death row: 208 (11 women and 197 men) in 2016, source: Aliyo Natukunda, Uganda Prisons Service
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences:
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty: