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: Parliamentary democracy
state of civil and political rights: Partly free
constitution: 16 December 1972, suspended 24 March 1982, renewed 10 November 1986, and amended several times
legal system: mixed legal system of mostly English common law and Islamic law
legislative system: unicameral National Parliament (Jatiya Sangsad)
judicial system: Supreme Court, the Chief Justices and other judges are appointed by the president
religion: 83% Muslim; 16% Hindu; Buddhist, Catholic and Protestant minorities
death row: 1.456, of which 37 women, as of 10 June 2017, according to prison administration
year of last executions: 23-4-2013
death sentences: 14
executions: 26
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:





Death penalty for terrorism


Commutation of death sentences


Death penalty for violent crimes





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