Papua New Guinea: one step away from full abolition of the death penalty
Papua New Guinea’s National Parliament voted to repeal the death penalty on 20 January2022. The bill has now to be signed into law and to be published in the official gazette.
Executions and Death Sentences Near Record Lows in 2021 in the USA
Virginia’s historic abolition of the death penalty highlighted a year in which public opinion polls, executions, and new death sentences all signaled continued erosion of support for capital punishment across the United States.
Capitalization workshop of the project for the abolition of the death penalty in sub-Saharan Africa
Member organizations of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty and African ACATs (Action des Chrétiens pour l’Abolition de la Torture) met in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) for the capitalization workshop of Phase 2 of the project for the abolition of the death penalty in sub-Saharan Africa, organized on 29 and 30 November by the World […]
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.