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: costitutional parliamentary democracy
state of civil and political rights: Free
constitution: 6 August 1962
legal system: based on English common law
legislative system: bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives
judicial system: Supreme Court (judges appointed by the Governor General on the advice of the Prime Minister); Court of Appeal
religion: Protestant majority
death row:
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:



South America