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: 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:
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:

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

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