executions in the world:

In 2023


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: