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: presidential republic
state of civil and political rights: Partly free
constitution: 2 February 1967, revised in August 1994. New constitution adopted on 7 February 2009
legal system: based on Spanish system and Napoleonic codes
legislative system: bicameral Parliament consists of Chamber of Senators (Camara de Senadores) and Chamber of Deputies (Camara de Diputados)
judicial system: Supreme Court, judges appointed for a 10-year term by National Congress
religion: 95% Catholic; 5% Protestant
death row:
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences:
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:



South America