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: 9 January 1987; amended several times, last in 2021
legal system: civil law system; Supreme Court may review administrative acts; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations
legislative system: unicameral National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional)
judicial system: Supreme Court, 16 judges elected for five-year terms by the National Assembly
religion: Roman Catholic 50%, Evangelical 33.2%, other 2.9%, none 0.7%, unspecified 13.2% (2017 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