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: parliamentary constitutional monarchy
state of civil and political rights: Free
constitution: 17 May 1814; amended over 400 times, last in 2020
legal system: mixed legal system of civil, common, and customary law; Supreme Court can advise on legislative acts; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations
legislative system: unicameral Parliament (Storting)
judicial system: Supreme Court or Hoyesterett (consists of the chief justice and 18 associate justices); Courts of Appeal or Lagmennsrett; regional and district courts; Conciliation Boards; ordinary and special courts
religion: Church of Norway (Evangelical Lutheran - official) 67.5%, Muslim 3.1%, Roman Catholic 3.1%, other Christian 3.8%, other 2.6%, unspecified 19.9% (2021 est.)
death row:
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty: