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: presidential republic
state of civil and political rights: Partly free
constitution: 6 January 1986; amended 2011, 2020
legal system: mixed legal system of common law, based on Anglo-American law, and customary law; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations
legislative system: bicameral National Assembly consists of The Liberian Senate and House of Representatives
judicial system: Supreme Court (consists of a chief justice and 4 associate justices); judicial circuit courts; special courts, including criminal, civil, labor, traffic; magistrate and traditional or customary courts
religion: Christian 85.6%, Muslim 12.2%, Traditional 0.6%, other 0.2%, none 1.5% (2008 est.)
death row: 9 (as of 18 February 2015, according to the Government)
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty: