executions in the world:

In 2021


2000 to present



  • Abolitionist
  • retentionist
  • De facto abolitionist
  • Moratorium on executions
  • Abolitionist for ordinary crimes
  • Committed to abolishing the death penalty


government: republic; multiparty presidential regime
state of civil and political rights: Not free
constitution: adopted by National Assembly on February 5, 2010
legal system: civil legal system based on Portuguese civil law
legislative system: unicameral National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional)
judicial system: Constitutional Court; Supreme Court; Court of Auditions; Supreme Military Court; judges for all courts appointed by the president
religion: Roman Catholic 41.1%, Protestant 38.1%, other 8.6%
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

1st Optional Protocol to the Covenant

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (signed only)

Statute of the International Criminal Court (which excludes the death penalty) (only signed)

The Constitution approved in 1992 abolished the death penalty. Art. 22 states: "1. The State shall respect and protect the life of the human person. 2. The death penalty is prohibited."
On December 16, 2020, Angola co-sponsored and voted again in favour of the Resolution on a Moratorium on the Use of the Death Penalty at the UN General Assembly.