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: Partly free
constitution: new constitution ratified 7 August 2008
legal system: based on Islamic law with elements of common law
legislative system: unicameral People's Council or Majlis
judicial system: Supreme Court; High Court
religion: Sunni Muslim
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