State of Palestine

RetentionistLegal status of the death penalty*
46Number of individuals currently under sentence of death
0Executions in 2021
0Executions in 2020
0Executions in 2019

2017Last known execution
Hanging, ShootingMethod(s) of execution
Not applicableParty to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
Not applicableParty to the Second Optional Protocol to the ICCPR, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty
Not applicableParty to the American Convention on Human Rights
Not applicableParty to the Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights to Abolish the Death Penalty
Not applicableUN Moratorium Resolution (2010): cosponsor
Not applicableUN Moratorium Resolution (2010): vote
Not applicableUN Moratorium Resolution (2010): has signed the Note Verbale of Dissociation
Not applicableUN Moratorium Resolution (2012): cosponsor
Not applicableUN Moratorium Resolution (2012): vote
Not applicableUN Moratorium Resolution (2012): has signed the Note Verbale of Dissociation
UnclearDoes the country have a mandatory death penalty?
2021-02-18Last update


Source: Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide
*Source of classification: Amnesty International

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SHAMS Center issues a report on the status of death penalty in the Palestinian territories: in 2017

By Human Rights & Democracy Media Center (SHAMS), on8 September 2020


2020

NGO report

State of Palestine

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In this report, SHAMS emphasizes that in Palestine they apply inconsistent legal combination of laws that punish with death penalty, which are not Palestinian laws basically.The problem is that capital punishment violates against an essential human right, and it is irreversible once executed. It doesn’t represent a public deterrent so; it is nothing but a form of violence not a solution for it.

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