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: parliamentary republic
state of civil and political rights: Partly free
constitution: 16 December 1972, suspended 24 March 1982, renewed 10 November 1986, and amended several times
legal system: mixed legal system of mostly English common law and Islamic law; has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration
legislative system: unicameral National Parliament (Jatiya Sangsad)
judicial system: Supreme Court of Bangladesh (organized into the Appellate Division with 7 justices and the High Court Division with 99 justices); civil courts include: Assistant Judge's Court, Joint District Judge's Court, Additional District Judge's Court, District Judge's Court; criminal courts include: Court of Sessions, Court of Metropolitan Sessions, Metropolitan Magistrate Courts, Magistrate Court, special courts/tribunals
religion: Muslim 88.4%, other 11.6% (2020 est.)
death row: 1.456, of which 37 women, as of 10 June 2017, according to prison administration
year of last executions: 23-4-2013
death sentences: 142
executions: 5
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment





Death penalty for non violent crimes


Death penalty for terrorism


Commutation of death sentences


Death penalty for violent crimes





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