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: Partly free
constitution: ratified August 7, 2008; amended 2015
legal system: Islamic (Sharia) legal system with English common law influences, primarily in commercial matters
legislative system: unicameral Parliament (People's Majlis)
judicial system: Supreme Court (consists of the chief justice and 6 justices); High Court; Criminal, Civil, Family, Juvenile, and Drug Courts; Magistrate Courts (on each of the inhabited islands)
religion: Sunni Muslim (official)
death row: 18, end 2017
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