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: presidential republic
state of civil and political rights: Partly free
constitution: 10 August 1998. New constitution adopted on 20 October 2008
legal system: based on civil law system
legislative system: unicameral National Congress (Congreso Nacional)
judicial system: National Court of Justice, Constitutional Court
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