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: Partly free
constitution: 20 January 1982; amended many times
legal system: based on Roman, Spanish and, to a lesser degree, Anglo-Saxon law
legislative system: unicameral National Assembly
judicial system: Supreme Court of Justice, judges are elected for four-year terms by the National Assembly
religion: 97% Roman Catholic, 3% Protestant
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