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: Free
constitution: 12 July 1979, amended in 2003
legal system: English common law supplemented by customary law
legislative system: unicameral House of Parliament (Maneaba Ni Maungatabu)
judicial system: Court of Appeal; High Court; 26 Magistrates' courts; judges at all levels are appointed by the president
religion: 53% Catholic; 41% Protestant; Adventist, Baha'i, Church of God and Mormon minorities
death row:
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:



Asia, Middle East, Australia and Oceania