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: constitutional monarchy
state of civil and political rights: Free
constitution: 17 December 1962, modified 2 April 2002
legal system: civil law system influenced by French legal tradition; has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration
legislative system: unicameral National Council (Conseil National)
judicial system: Supreme Court (consists of 5 permanent members and 2 substitutes); Court of Appeal; Civil Court of First Instance
religion: Roman Catholic 90% (official), other 10%
death row:
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (aiming to the abolition of the death penalty)

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment