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: constitutional monarchy (emirate)
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 sharia law
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; Court of First Instance; Summary Court
religion: Muslim (official) 74.6%, Christian 18.2%, other and unspecified 7.2% (2013 est.)
death row: 36 (as of 14 August 2016, according to Al-Shahed daily)
year of last executions: 1-4-2013
death sentences: 5
executions: 5
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment





Death penalty for rape


Death penalty for violent crimes



Asia, Middle East, Australia and Oceania