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; a Commonwealth realm
state of civil and political rights: Free
constitution: 30 November 1966; amended several times, last in 2021 (established Barbados as a republic and revoked the earlier Order in Council)
legal system: English common law; no judicial review of legislative acts; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations
legislative system: bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate and the House of Assembly
judicial system: Supreme Court (consists of the High Court with 8 justices) and the Court of Appeal (consists of the High Court chief justice and president of the court and 4 justices; Magistrates' Courts
religion: Protestant 66.4% (includes Anglican 23.9%, other Pentecostal 19.5%, Adventist 5.9%, Methodist 4.2%, Wesleyan 3.4%, Nazarene 3.2%, Church of God 2.4%, Baptist 1.8%, Moravian 1.2%, other Protestant 0.9%), Roman Catholic 3.8%, other Christian 5.4% (includes Jehovah's Witness 2.0%, other 3.4%), Rastafarian 1%, other 1.5%, none 20.6%, unspecified 1.2% (2010 est.)
death row: 11 (as of end 2014, according to Amnesty International)
year of last executions: 0-0-1984
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:



South America