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: Not free
constitution: July 9, 2011 (Transitional Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan, 2011); amended 2013, 2015, 2018; new constitution pending establishment under the 2018 peace agreement
legal system: NA
legislative system: bicameral National Legislature consists of Council of States (pending establishment as stipulated by the 2018 peace deal) and Transitional National Legislative Assembly or TNLA (established on 4 August 2016, in accordance with the August 2015 Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan)
judicial system: Supreme Court of South Sudan (consists of a chief justice, deputy chief justice, and 5 additional justices); national level - Courts of Appeal, High Courts, County Courts; state level - High Courts, County Courts, customary courts, other specialized courts and tribunals
religion: Christian 60.5%, folk religion 32.9%, Muslim 6.2%, other <1%, unaffiliated <1% (2020 est.)
death row: +305 (as of end of 2015)
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty: