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: presidential republic
state of civil and political rights: Not free
constitution: final draft completed January 2013, approved by referendum 16 March 2013, approved by Parliament 9 May 2013, effective 22 May 2013; amended many times, last in 2017
legal system: mixed legal system of English common law, Roman-Dutch civil law, and customary law; has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration
legislative system: bicameral Parliament consists of Senate and National Assembly
judicial system: Supreme Court (consists of the chief justice and 4 judges); Constitutional Court (consists of the chief and deputy chief justices and 9 judges); High Court; Labor Court; Administrative Court; regional magistrate courts; customary law courts; special courts
religion: Protestant 74.8% (includes Apostolic 37.5%, Pentecostal 21.8%, other 15.5%), Roman Catholic 7.3%, other Christian 5.3%, traditional 1.5%, Muslim 0.5%, other 0.1%, none 10.5% (2015 est.)
death row: 62 (The Zimbabwe Mail, 29/03/2023)
year of last executions: 0-0-2003
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:







Abolition of the death penalty