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: 12 July 1991; amended 2006, 2012, 2017
legal system: mixed legal system of Islamic and French civil law; has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration
legislative system: unicameral Parliament (Barlamane) consists of the National Assembly (Al Jamiya Al Wataniya)
judicial system: Supreme Court or Cour Supreme (subdivided into 7 chambers: 2 civil, 2 labor, 1 commercial, 1 administrative, and 1 criminal, each with a chamber president and 2 councilors); Constitutional Council (consists of 9 members); High Court of Justice (consists of 9 members); Courts of Appeal; courts of first instance or wilya courts are established in the regions' headquarters and include commercial and labor courts, criminal courts, Moughataa (district) Courts, and informal/customary courts
religion: Muslim (official) 100%
death row: 90 (Amnesty International, as of end 2017)
year of last executions: 0-0-1987
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty: