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 costitutional monarchy
state of civil and political rights: Partly free
constitution: 10 March 1972, revised 4 September 1992 and amended in September 1996; new constitution approved in referendum 1 July 2011
legal system: mixed legal system of civil law based on French civil law and Islamic (sharia) law; judicial review of legislative acts by Constitutional Court; has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration
legislative system: bicameral Parliament consists of House of Councillors (Majlis al-Mustacharine) and House of Representatives (Majlis al-Nuwab)
judicial system: Supreme Court or Court of Cassation (consists of 5-judge panels organized into civil, family matters, commercial, administrative, social, and criminal sections); Constitutional Court (consists of 12 members); courts of appeal; High Court of Justice; administrative and commercial courts; regional and Sadad courts (for religious, civil and administrative, and penal adjudication); first instance courts
religion: Muslim 99% (official; virtually all Sunni, <0.1% Shia), other 1% (includes Christian, Jewish, and Baha'i); note - Jewish about 3,000-3,500 (2020 est.)
death row: 115, as of 19 february 208, according the President of the General Prosecutor, Mohamed Abdennabaoui
year of last executions: 0-0-1993
death sentences: 1
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:





Death penalty for violent crimes