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BANGLADESH - Retentionist

Government: Parliamentary democracy
State of civil and political rights: Partly free
Constitution: 16 December 1972, suspended 24 March 1982, renewed 10 November 1986, and amended several times
Legal System: based on English common law
Legislative System: unicameral National Parliament (Jatiya Sangsad)
Judicial System: Supreme Court, the Chief Justices and other judges are appointed by the president
Religion: 83% Muslim; 16% Hindu; Buddhist, Catholic and Protestant minorities

Method of execution: hanging and firing squad
Executions: 3
Date of last execution: 23-4-2013
Death sentences: 216
Prisoners on death row: 1.102 (dhakatribune.com, 06/11/2013)

International Treaties on the Death Penalty and Human Rights:
  • International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
  • Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
  • Statute of the International Criminal Court (which excludes the death penalty) (only signed)


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