Azerbaijan signs European Protocol for abolition in all circumstances, but still need to ratify it
On 8 March 2023, Azerbaijan signed Protocol No. 13 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
Abolition of the death penalty at the United Nations Human Rights Council 52nd session
The United Nations Human Rights Council met for its 52nd Regular Session from February 27 to April 4, 2023. If you missed it, here is what happened regarding the abolition of the death penalty!
How Likely Is the Return of the Death Penalty in Israel?
Early 2023, the newly elected government of Israel announced an ensemble of judicial reforms; including a new bill that would introduce the death penalty for acts of terrorism. As of May 2023, the judicial reforms have been put on hold by the PM Netanyahu. This article takes a historical perspective to recontextualize the issue of […]
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 executionsNumber of executions recorded in 2023, 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.
Moratorium Stays in Place in Sri Lanka and Anti-Death Penalty Petitioners Secure an Official Record in Court Proceedings to Protect Future Rights