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: semi-presidential republic
state of civil and political rights: Free
constitution: 25 December 1947, amended many times
legal system: based on civil law system
legislative system: unicameral Legislative Yuan
judicial system: Judicial Yuan, justices nominated and appointed for nine-year term by the President with the consent of the National Assembly
religion: Confucian and Buddhist majorities; Catholic and Protestant minorities
death row: 43 (as of 2017)
year of last executions: 19-4-2013
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:



Asia, Middle East, Australia and Oceania