International law - United Nations

Drug-related Offences, Criminal Justice Responses and the Use of the Death Penalty in South-East Asia

By Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, on 1 January 2019

Most of the world’s countries or territories have either abolished the death penalty or no longer use it. More than half of those that retain the death penalty, of which many are in South-East Asia, do so for drug-related offences. Most prisoners on death row in South-East Asia have been convicted of drug-related offences, although law and practice vary considerably among countries that retain the death penalty.

  • Document type International law - United Nations
  • Themes list Death Penalty, Statistics,