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 constitutional monarchy
state of civil and political rights: Not free
constitution: 1 January 1952; amended several times, last in 2022
legal system: mixed system developed from codes instituted by the Ottoman Empire (based on French law), British common law, and Islamic law
legislative system: bicameral National Assembly (Majlis al-'Umma) consists of Senate (House of Notables or Majlis al-Ayan) and House of Representatives (Chamber of Deputies or Majlis al-Nuwaab)
judicial system: Court of Cassation or Supreme Court (consists of 15 members, including the chief justice); Constitutional Court (consists of 9 members); Courts of Appeal; Great Felonies Court; religious courts; military courts; juvenile courts; Land Settlement Courts; Income Tax Court; Higher Administrative Court; Customs Court; special courts including the State Security Court
religion: Muslim 97.1% (official; predominantly Sunni), Christian 2.1% (majority Greek Orthodox, but some Greek and Roman Catholics, Syrian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, and Protestant denominations), Buddhist 0.4%, Hindu 0.1%, Jewish <0.1%, folk <0.1%, other <0.1%, unaffiliated <0.1% (2020 est.)
death row: 219 (Source: Jordan Times, 05/07/2023)
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences: 4
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment





Death penalty for terrorism


Death penalty for violent crimes



Asia, Middle East, Australia and Oceania