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 republic
state of civil and political rights: Free
constitution: 29 January 1968; amended several times, last in 2018
legal system: mixed legal system of common law based on the English model and customary law; has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration
legislative system: unicameral Parliament
judicial system: Supreme Court (consists of the chief justice and several justices); District Court, Family Court
religion: Protestant 60.4% (includes Nauru Congregational 35.7%, Assembly of God 13%, Nauru Independent Church 9.5%, Baptist 1.5%, and Seventh Day Adventist 0.7%), Roman Catholic 33%, other 3.7%, none 1.8%, unspecified 1.1% (2011 est.)
death row:
year of last executions: 0-0-1968
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:



Asia, Middle East, Australia and Oceania