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: Parliamentary democracy
state of civil and political rights: Free
constitution: 1 January 1962
legal system: based on English common law and local customs, judicial review of legislative acts with respect to fundamental rights of the citizen
legislative system: Unicameral Legislative Assembly (Fono)
judicial system: Supreme Court, Court of Appeal
religion: Congregationalist 34.8%, Roman Catholic 19.6%, Methodist 15%, other
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