Malawi Abolishes the Death Penalty
Malawi’s highest court finds the death penalty ‘unconstitutional’ and a violation of the right to life.
At least 267 People Executed in Iran in 2020 Despite COVID-19 Pandemic
The 13th annual report on the death penalty by Iran Human Rights (IHR) and ECPM (Together Against the Death Penalty), shows that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Islamic Republic continued carrying out executions as in the previous years, and remains the only country to have executed juvenile offenders in 2020.
The Death Penalty Worldwide
Abolitionist for all crimes
Abolitionist in practice
Abolitionist for ordinary crimes only
Source: Amnesty International
Abolitionist countriesCountries whose law does not provide for the death penalty for any crime.
Retentionist countriesCountries whose law provides for the death penalty for ordinary crimes.
Number of executions 2021Number of executions recorded in 2021, possibly lower than the reality due to the secrecy surrounding executions in some countries.
Individuals detained on death rowThe generic term "death row" refers to all persons on death row awaiting the death penalty.
Abolition of the death penalty must be an integral part of crime prevention programmes and criminal justice reforms