executions in the world:

In 2023


2000 to present



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


government: formally a confederation but similar in structure to a federal republic
state of civil and political rights: Free
constitution: revision of Constitution of 1874 approved by the Federal Parliament 18 December 1998, adopted by referendum 18 April 1999, officially entered into force 1 January 2000
legal system: civil law system influenced by customary law
legislative system: bicameral Federal Assembly (Bundesversammlung) consists of the Council of States (Standerat) and the National Council (Nationalrat)
judicial system: Federal Supreme Court, whose judges are appointed by Parliament for a 6-year term
religion: Roman Catholic 41.8%, Protestant 35.3%, Muslim 4.3%, Orthodox 1.8%, other
death row:
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty: