executions in the world:

In 2018


2000 to present



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


government: military junta
state of civil and political rights: Not free
constitution: 10 May 2008
legal system: based on English common law
legislative system: unicameral People's Assembly (Pyithu Hluttaw)
judicial system: limited; remnants of the British-era legal system in place, but there is no guarantee of a fair public trial; the judiciary is not independent of the executive
religion: Buddhist 89%; Christian, Muslim and Hindu minorities
death row: +
year of last executions: 0-0-1988
death sentences: 2
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:

Convention on the Rights of the Child





Death penalty for violent crimes



Asia, Middle East, Australia and Oceania