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: Communist state
state of civil and political rights: Not free
constitution: 24 February 1976; amended July 1992 and June 2002
legal system: based on Spanish and American law, with large elements of Communist legal theory
legislative system: unicameral National Assembly of People's Power (Asemblea Nacional del Poder Popular)
judicial system: People's Supreme Court (Tribunal Supremo Popular), president, vice president, and other judges are elected by the National Assembly
religion: Catholic majority
death row: 0 (Sources: Afp, 28/12/2010)
year of last executions: 11-4-2003
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:



South America