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: Partly free
constitution: 20 December 1983; amended 2003, 2009, 2014
legal system: civil law system with minor common law influence; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court; has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration
legislative system: unicameral Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa)
judicial system: Supreme Court or Corte Suprema de Justicia (consists of 15 judges, including its president, and 15 substitute judges organized into Constitutional, Civil, Penal, and Administrative Conflict Chambers); Appellate Courts; Courts of First Instance; Courts of Peace
religion: Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 36%, other 2%, none 12% (2014 est.)
death row:
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:



South America