16 March 2017 :
Andorra, Angola, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bermuda*, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d´Ivoire, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kiribati, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic of), Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia (Federated States of), Moldova, Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland*, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican City*, Yugoslavia (Federal Republic of) and Venezuela.
Abolitionists for ordinary crimes: 14
Albania, Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Cook Island*, Cyprus, El Salvador, Fiji, Greece, Israel, Latvia, Mexico and Peru.
Abolitionists de facto (countries which have not carried out any executions for 10 years): 29
Antigua-Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Congo, Dominica, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Jamaica, Madagascar, Maldives, Mali, Nauru, Niger, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia and Turkey.
Countries committed to abolishing the death penalty as members of the Council of Europe: 2
Armenia and Russia.
Retentionist countries that are observing a moratorium on executions: 5
Algeria, Congo (Democratic Republic of the ), Kyrgyz Republic, Lebanon and Philippines.
Afghanistan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, China, Comoros, Cuba, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Authority*, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Korea, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan*, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
* Non Members States of the United Nations
In italics, change in status after 2000
In bold, liberal democracies (13) that retain the death penalty
The classification "liberal democracy" is based on the rigorous analytic standards employed by ´Freedom House´ both in its 1999 study of the state of the world´s political systems and its 2001-2002 survey on the state of freedom in the world. Freedom House is a US non-partisan organization that for over forty years has been monitoring political rights and civil liberties around the world. (see www.freedomhouse.org)