executions in the world:

In 2020


2000 to present



  • Abolitionist
  • retentionist
  • De facto abolitionist
  • Moratorium on executions
  • Abolitionist for ordinary crimes
  • Committed to abolishing the death penalty

MICRONESIA (Federated States of)

government: constitutional government in free association with the US; the Compact of Free Association entered into force 3 November 1986 and the Amended Compact entered into force May 2004
state of civil and political rights: Free
constitution: 10 May 1979
legal system: based on adapted Trust Territory laws, acts of the legislature, municipal, common, and customary laws
legislative system: unicameral Congress
judicial system: Supreme Court
religion: Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 47%, other 3%
death row:
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:

Convention on the Rights of the Child

The Constitution of the Federated States of Micronesia (1980) at Article 4, Section 9, states: "capital punishment is prohibited." No execution has been carried out since independence was declared on November 3, 1986. Micronesia had previously been a Trust Territory under the United States.
On December 17, 2018, Micronesia co-sponsored and voted again in favour of the Resolution on a Moratorium on the Use of the Death Penalty at the UN General Assembly.


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