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: constitutional monarchy
state of civil and political rights: Partly free
constitution: 11 November 1962
legal system: mixed legal system consisting of English common law, French civil law, and Islamic religious law, incorporates elements of Islamic law concerning rights of the person
legislative system: Unicameral National Assembly (Majlis al-umma)
judicial system: Constitutional Court (consists of 5 judges); Supreme Court or Court of Cassation (organized into several circuits, each with 5 judges) High Court of Appeal
religion: 85% Muslim; 15% Christian
death row: 36 (as of 14 August 2016, according to Al-Shahed daily)
year of last executions: 1-4-2013
death sentences: 1
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:





Death penalty for rape



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