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: federal democratic republic
state of civil and political rights: Partly free
constitution: 9 November 1990; a new interim constitution was promulgated in January 2007. in April 2008 a Constituent Assembly was elected to draft and promulgate a new constitution by May 2010
legal system: based on Hindu principles and common law
legislative system: unicameral Constituent Assembly
judicial system: Supreme Court (Sarbochha Adalat), chief justice is appointed by the monarch on recommendation of the Constitutional Council, the other judges are appointed by the monarch on the recommendation of the Judicial Council
religion: Hindu 80.6%, Buddhist 10.7%, Muslim 4.2%, Kirant 3.6%, other 0.9%
death row:
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences:
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:



Asia, Middle East, Australia and Oceania