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: semi presidential republic
state of civil and political rights: Partly free
constitution: 25 November 2010; amended 2011, 2017
legal system: mixed legal system of civil law, based on French civil law, Islamic law, and customary law; has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration
legislative system: unicameral National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale)
judicial system: Constitutional Court (consists of 7 judges); High Court of Justice (consists of 7 members); Court of Cassation; Council of State; Court of Finances; various specialized tribunals and customary courts
religion: Muslim 99.3%, Christian 0.3%, animist 0.2%, none 0.1% (2012 est.)
death row: 11 (end 2017)
year of last executions: 0-0-1976
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty: