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
legal system: based on English system, with references to Roman-Dutch law
legislative system: unicameral National Assembly
judicial system: Supreme Court of Judicature with right of final appeal to the Caribbean Court of Justice
religion: 50% Christian, 28% Hindu, 7% Muslim, other
death row: 24, end 2017
year of last executions: 0-8-1997
death sentences:
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:





Commutation of death sentences


Death penalty for violent crimes



South America