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: presidential republic
state of civil and political rights: Free
constitution: 1 May 1853, amended in August 1994
legal system: based partly on US system and partly on European law
legislative system: bicameral National Congress (Congreso Nacional) consists of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies
judicial system: Supreme Court, the nine Supreme Court judges are appointed by the president with approval of the Senate
religion: 92% Catholic; Protestant, Jewish and other
death row:
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:



South America