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: Republic of Cyprus - presidential republic; self-declared "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" (TRNC) - parliamentary republic with enhanced presidency
state of civil and political rights: Free
constitution: 5 May 1985; amended 2014
legal system: mixed legal system of English common law and civil law with European law supremacy; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations
legislative system: area under government control: unicameral House of Representatives (Vouli Antiprosopon); area administered by Turkish Cypriots: unicameral "Assembly of the Republic" (Cumhuriyet Meclisi)
judicial system: Supreme Court of Cyprus (consists of 13 judges, including the court president); Republic of Cyprus district courts; Assize Courts; Administrative Court; specialized courts for issues relating to family, industrial disputes, the military, and rent control; "TRNC Assize Courts"; "district and family courts"
religion: Eastern Orthodox Christian 89.1%, Roman Catholic 2.9%, Protestant/Anglican 2%, Muslim 1.8%, Buddhist 1%, other (includes Maronite Catholic, Armenian Apostolic, Hindu) 1.4%, unknown 1.1%, none/atheist 0.6% (2011 est.)
death row:
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty: