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: parliamentary republic
state of civil and political rights: Free
constitution: 6 October 1980; amended many times, last in 2016
legal system: common law system, based on the English model, with some Roman-Dutch civil law influence; has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration
legislative system: unicameral National Assembly
judicial system: Supreme Court of Judicature (consists of the Court of Appeal with a chief justice and 3 justices, and the High Court with a chief justice and 10 justices organized into 3- or 5-judge panels); Land Court; magistrates' courts
religion: Protestant 34.8% (Pentecostal 22.8%, Seventh Day Adventist 5.4%, Anglican 5.2%, Methodist 1.4%), Hindu 24.8%, other Christian 20.8%, Roman Catholic 7.1%, Muslim 6.8%, Jehovah's Witness 1.3%, Rastafarian 0.5%, other 0.9%, none 3.1% (2012 est.)
death row: 24, end 2017
year of last executions: 0-8-1997
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:








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