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: executive-led limited democracy; a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China
state of civil and political rights:
constitution: adopted March 31, 1993; effective December 20, 1999 (Basic Law of the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China serves as Macau's constitution)
legal system: civil law system based on the Portuguese model
legislative system: unicameral Legislative Assembly (Regiao Administrativa Especial de Macau)
judicial system: Court of Final Appeal of Macau Special Administrative Region (consists of the court president and 2 associate justices); Court of Second Instance; Court of First Instance; Lower Court; Administrative Court
religion: folk religion 58.9%, Buddhist 17.3%, Christian 7.2%, other 1.2%, none 15.4% (2020 est.)
death row:
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:



Asia, Middle East, Australia and Oceania