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: constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy
state of civil and political rights: Free
constitution: 1 October 1978
legal system: English common law supplemented by local customary law
legislative system: unicameral Parliament (Fale I Fono), also called House of Assembly
judicial system: eight Island Courts; High Court
religion: Church of Tuvalu (Congregationalist) 97%
death row:
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences:
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:



Asia, Middle East, Australia and Oceania