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: absolute monarchy
state of civil and political rights: Not free
constitution: signed by the king 26 July 2005, effective 8 February 2006
legal system: mixed legal system of civil, common, and customary law; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations
legislative system: bicameral Parliament (Libandla) consists of the Senate and the House of Assembly
judicial system: Supreme Court (consists of the chief justice and at least 4 justices); the High Court (consists of the chief justice - ex officio - and 4 justices); magistrates' courts; National Swazi Courts for administering customary/traditional laws (jurisdiction restricted to customary law for Swazi citizens)
religion: Christian 90% (Zionist - a blend of Christianity and traditional African religions - 40%, Roman Catholic 20%, other Christian 30% - includes Anglican, Methodist, Church of Jesus Christ, Jehovah's Witness), Muslim 2%, other 8% (includes Baha'i, Buddhist, Hindu, indigenous, Jewish) (2015 est.)
death row: 0
year of last executions: 0-0-1982
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty: