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: parliamentary republic
state of civil and political rights: Partly free
constitution: 16 December 1972, suspended 24 March 1982, renewed 10 November 1986, and amended several times
legal system: mixed legal system of mostly English common law and Islamic law; has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration
legislative system: unicameral National Parliament (Jatiya Sangsad)
judicial system: Supreme Court of Bangladesh (organized into the Appellate Division with 7 justices and the High Court Division with 99 justices); civil courts include: Assistant Judge's Court, Joint District Judge's Court, Additional District Judge's Court, District Judge's Court; criminal courts include: Court of Sessions, Court of Metropolitan Sessions, Metropolitan Magistrate Courts, Magistrate Court, special courts/tribunals
religion: Muslim 88.4%, other 11.6% (2020 est.)
death row: 1.456, of which 37 women, as of 10 June 2017, according to prison administration
year of last executions: 23-4-2013
death sentences: 89
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:





Death penalty for drug-related crimes


Death penalty for rape


Death penalty for violent crimes





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