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: Not free
constitution: 29 May 2008; amended 2015
legal system: mixed legal system of English common law (as introduced in codifications designed for colonial India) and customary law; has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration
legislative system: bicameral Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu) consists of House of Nationalities (Amyotha Hluttaw) and House of Representatives (Pyithu Hluttaw)
judicial system: Supreme Court of the Union (consists of the chief justice and 7-11 judges); High Courts of the Region; High Courts of the State; Court of the Self-Administered Division; Court of the Self-Administered Zone; district and township courts; special courts (for juvenile, municipal, and traffic offenses); courts martial
religion: Buddhist 87.9%, Christian 6.2%, Muslim 4.3%, Animist 0.8%, Hindu 0.5%, other 0.2%, none 0.1% (2014 est.)
death row: +
year of last executions: 0-0-1988
death sentences: 3
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:





Death sentences issued by military tribunals


Death penalty for violent crimes





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