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: unincorporated organized territory of the US with local self-government; republican form of territorial government with separate executive, legislative, and judicial branches
state of civil and political rights:
constitution: 3 March 1952, approved by US Congress 3 July 1952, effective 25 July 1952; amended 1952
legal system: civil law system based on the Spanish civil code and within the framework of the US federal system
legislative system: bicameral Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa) consists of Senate (Senado) and House of Representatives (Camara de Representantes)
judicial system: Supreme Court (consists of the chief justice and 8 associate justices); Court of Appeals; First Instance Court comprised of superior and municipal courts
religion: Roman Catholic 56%, Protestant 33% (largely Pentecostal), other 2%, atheist 1%, none 7% (2014 est.)
death row:
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences: 0
executions: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:



South America