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: Communist state
state of civil and political rights: Not free
constitution: adopted November 28, 2013; effective January 1, 2014
legal system: civil law system; has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration
legislative system: unicameral National Assembly (Quoc-Hoi)
judicial system: Supreme People's Court (consists of the chief justice and 13 judges); High Courts (administrative, civil, criminal, economic, labor, family, juvenile); provincial courts; district courts; Military Court
religion: Catholic 6.1%, Buddhist 5.8%, Protestant 1%, other 0.8%, none 86.3% (2019 est.)
death row: 681 (as of July 1, 2016 according the report (05/BC-BCA-C81) released by the Ministry of Public Security, del Ministro della Pubblica Sicurezza on January 4, 2017)
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences: 37
executions: 1
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 drug-related crimes




Commutation of death sentences


Death penalty for violent crimes



Asia, Middle East, Australia and Oceania