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: democratic republic
state of civil and political rights: Free
constitution: 28 November 1966; amended 25 July 2002 and January 2010
legal system: based on French codes; Criminal Procedures Code modified in 2004 to include important elements of an accusatory system
legislative system: bicameral National Congress consists of the Senate (Senado) and the Chamber of Deputies (Camara de Diputados)
judicial system: Supreme Court, judges are elected by a Council made up of legislative and executive members with the president presiding
religion: Roman Catholic 95%, other 5%
death row:
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences:
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:



South America