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: communist state
state of civil and political rights: Not free
constitution: 14 August 1991; amended 2003, 2015
legal system: civil law system similar in form to the French system
legislative system: unicameral National Assembly (Sapha Heng Xat)
judicial system: People's Supreme Court (consists of the court president and organized into criminal, civil, administrative, commercial, family, and juvenile chambers, each with a vice president and several judges); appellate courts; provincial, municipal, district, and military courts
religion: Buddhist 64.7%, Christian 1.7%, none 31.4%, other/not stated 2.1% (2015 est.)
death row: at least 89 (www.deathpenalty.org)
year of last executions: 0-0-1989
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:



Asia, Middle East, Australia and Oceania