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: 14 January 1986, amended in November 1993
legal system: civil law system; judicial review of legislative acts; has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration
legislative system: unicameral Congress of the Republic (Congreso de la Republica)
judicial system: Supreme Court of Justice or Corte Suprema de Justicia (consists of 13 magistrates, including the court president and organized into 3 chambers); Appellate Courts of Accounts, Contentious Administrative Tribunal, courts of appeal, first instance courts, child and adolescence courts, minor or peace courts
religion: Roman Catholic 41.7%, Evangelical 38.8%, other 2.7%, atheist 0.1%, none 13.8%, unspecified 2.9% (2018 est.)
death row: 0
year of last executions: 29-6-2000
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:



South America