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: March 1965, effective 30 September 1966; amended several times, last in 2016
legal system: mixed legal system of civil law influenced by the Roman-Dutch model and also customary and common law; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations
legislative system: unicameral Parliament consists of the National Assembly
judicial system: Court of Appeal, High Court (each consists of a chief justice and a number of other judges as prescribed by the Parliament); Industrial Court (with circuits scheduled monthly in the capital city and in 3 districts); Magistrates Courts (1 in each district); Customary Court of Appeal; Paramount Chief's Court/Urban Customary Court; Senior Chief's Representative Court; Chief's Representative’s Court; Headman's Court
religion: Christian 79.1%, Badimo 4.1%, other 1.4% (includes Baha'i, Hindu, Muslim, Rastafarian), none 15.2%, unspecified 0.3% (2011 est.)
death row: 5 (up to 30 May 2018)
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty: