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: 15 April 1992
legal system: based on communist precepts and French codes
legislative system: unicameral National Assembly (Quoc-Hoi)
judicial system: Supreme People's Court, chief justice is elected for a five-year term by the National Assembly on the recommendation of the president
religion: Buddhist 9.3%, Catholic 6.7%, none 80.8%
death row: 681 (as of July 1, 2016 according the report (05/BC-BCA-C81) released by the Ministry of Public Security, del Ministro della Pubblica Sicurezza on January 4, 2017)
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences:
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:





Death penalty for drug-related crimes


Death penalty for economic or financial crimes


Commutation of death sentences


Death penalty for violent crimes



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