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: constitutional democratic republic
state of civil and political rights: Partly free
constitution: 14 January 1986, amended in November 1993
legal system: civil law system; judicial review of legislative acts
legislative system: unicameral Congress of the Republic (Congreso de la Republica)
judicial system: Supreme Court of Justice, Constitutional Court
religion: Roman Catholic, Protestant, indigenous Mayan beliefs
death row: 0
year of last executions: 29-6-2000
death sentences:
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:



South America