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: 18 May 1995; amended several times, last in 2017
legal system: mixed legal system of English common law and customary law; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court of Appeal; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations
legislative system: unicameral National Assembly
judicial system: Supreme Court of Appeal (consists of the chief justice and at least 3 judges); High Court; magistrate courts; Industrial Relations Court; district and city traditional or local courts
religion: Protestant 33.5% (includes Church of Central Africa Presbyterian 14.2%, Seventh Day Adventist/Baptist 9.4%, Pentecostal 7.6%, Anglican 2.3%), Roman Catholic 17.2%, other Christian 26.6%, Muslim 13.8%, traditionalist 1.1%, other 5.6%, none 2.1% (2018 est.)
death row: 15 (as of 2017)
year of last executions: 26-9-1992
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty: