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: communist state
state of civil and political rights: Not free
constitution: 14 August 1991
legal system: based on customary laws and the French system
legislative system: unicameral National Assembly
judicial system: Supreme People's Court
religion: Buddhist 65%, animist 32.9%, Christian 1.3%, other and unspecified 0.8%
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