executions in the world:

In 2022


2000 to present



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


government: federal republic
state of civil and political rights: Free
constitution: 23 May 1949, adopted by a united Germany on 3 October 1990
legal system: civil law system with indigenous concepts; judicial review of legislative acts in the Federal Constitutional Court;
legislative system: bicameral Parliament consists of the Federal Assembly (Bundestag) and Federal Council (Bundesrat)
judicial system: Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) half the judges are elected by the Bundestag and half by the Bundesrat
religion: Roman Catholic 29%, Protestant 27%, Muslim 4.4%, Orthodox Christian 1.9%, other 1.7%
death row:
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences:
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty: