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: 9 January 1987; reforms in 1995, 2000, and 2005
legal system: civil law system; Supreme Court may review administrative acts
legislative system: unicameral National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional )
judicial system: Supreme Court, 16 judges elected for five-year terms by the National Assembly
religion: Roman Catholic 58.5%, Evangelical 21.6%, Moravian 1.5%, Episcopal 0.1%, other 1.9%, none 8.5%
death row:
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences:
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:



South America