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: federal parliamentary republic
state of civil and political rights: Free
constitution: introduced in 1920, revised in 1929, and re-established in 1945
legal system: civil law system with Roman law origin
legislative system: bicameral Federal Assembly or Bundesversammlung consists of Federal Council or Bundesrat and the National Council or Nationalrat
judicial system: Supreme Judicial Court; Administrative Court; Constitutional Court
religion: Roman Catholic 73.6%, Protestant 4.7%, Muslim 4.2%, other 3.5%, unspecified 2%, none 12%
death row:
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences:
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty: