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: republic under an authoritarian military-dominated regime
state of civil and political rights: Not free
constitution: 13 March 1973
legal system: based on a combination of French and Ottoman civil law; Islamic law is used in the family court system;
legislative system: Unicameral People's Council (Majlis al-Shaab)
judicial system: Supreme Constitutional Court (justices are appointed for four-year terms by the president); High Judiciary Council; Court of Cassation; State Security Court
religion: 74% Sunni Muslim; 16% Alawite, Druse and other Muslim sects; 10% Christian; Jewish minority
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