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: Not free
constitution: 17 November 1991; amended several times, last in 2012
legal system: mixed system of civil and customary law; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction
legislative system: bicameral National Assembly (Asemblea Nacional) consists of Senate (Senado) and Chamber of Deputies (Camara de los Diputados)
judicial system: Supreme Court of Justice (consists of the chief justice - who is also chief of state - and 9 judges organized into civil, criminal, commercial, labor, administrative, and customary sections); Constitutional Court (consists of the court president and 4 members); Court of Guarantees; military courts; Courts of Appeal; first instance tribunals; district and county tribunals
religion: Roman Catholic 88%, Protestant 5%, Muslim 2%, other 5% (animist, Baha'i, Jewish) (2015 est.)
death row: 2 (end 2017, according Amnesty International)
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty: