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: presidential republic
state of civil and political rights: Free
constitution: 29 October 1987
legal system: Based on elements from European, Anglo-American and Chinese codes
legislative system: unicameral National Assembly (Kukhoe)
judicial system: Supreme Court, justices are appointed by the president subject to the consent of the National Assembly; Constitutional Court
religion: Christian 26.3%, Buddhist 23.2%, none 49.3%, other 1%
death row: 61 (according to Amnesty's Report 2018)
year of last executions: 0-12-1997
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:



Asia, Middle East, Australia and Oceania