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: 1 October 1991; amended several times, last in 2016
legal system: mixed legal system of English common law and customary law; has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration
legislative system: unicameral Parliament
judicial system: Superior Court of Judicature (consists of the Supreme Court - at the apex - with the chief justice and 4 other judges, the Court of Appeal with the chief justice and 7 other judges, and the High Court of Justice with the chief justice and 9 other judges); magistrates' courts; District Appeals Court; local courts
religion: Muslim 77.1%, Christian 22.9% (2019 est.)
death row: +29 8, as of end 2017
year of last executions: 0-10-1998
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty: