Central African Republic Becomes 24th African State to Abolish the Death Penalty
The President of the Central African Republic promulgated the law abolishing the death penalty on June 27 2022, one month after the National Assembly passed the law. CAR is now the 24th abolitionist state in Africa and the 111th in the world.
Plans to carry out arbitrary executions in Myanmar must halt immediately
The undersigned organizations are gravely concerned at the recent announcement by the military authorities of Myanmar that the death sentences imposed on four people after grossly unfair proceedings have been approved for implementation.
The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty celebrates its 20th anniversary!
For this occasion, we wanted to give the floor to our founding member organizations. 20 years of memories, meetings, activism and fight with the hope to see one day a world without death penalty. Discover those testimonials in our newsletter.
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.
People on death rowThe generic term "death row" refers to all persons on death row awaiting the death penalty.