The following 95 countries have abolished the death penalty for all crimes.

This list is by continent for ease of reference and each country has the year of abolition next to their name.

AFRICA [15]

Angola 92Burundi 09Cape Verdi 81Cote d’Ivoire 00, Djibouti 95, Guinea-Bissau 93, Mauritius 95, Mozambique 90, Namibia 90,Rwanda 07, Sao Tome & Principe 90, Senegal 04, Seychelles 93, South Africa 95, Togo 09.

ASIA [10] – Armenia 03, Azerbaijan 98, Bhutan 04, Cambodia 89, Georgia 06, Nepal 97, Philippines 06, Timor-Leste [East Timor] 99,Turkmenistan 99, Uzbekistan 08.

EUROPE [43] – Albania 07, Andorra 90, Austria 68, Belgium 96, Bosnia & Herzegovina 95, Bulgaria, 98, Croatia 90, Cyprus 02, Czech Republic 90, Denmark 78, Estonia 98, Finland 49, France 81, Germany 87, Greece 01, Hungary 90, Iceland 28, Ireland 90, Italy 94, Liechtenstein 87, Lithuania 98, Luxemburg 79, Macedonia 91, Malta 00, Moldova 95, Monaco 62, Montenegro 95, Netherlands 82, Norway 79, Poland 97, Portugal 1867, Romania 90, San Merino 1865, Serbia 95 + Kosovo, Slovakia 90, Slovenia 89, Spain 95, Sweden 72, Switzerland 92, Turkey 04, Ukraine 00, United Kingdom 03, Vatican City [Holy See – not in UN] 69

NORTH AMERICA  [9] Bermuda 00, Canada 98, Costa Rica 1877, Dominican Republic 66, Haiti 87, Honduras 56, Mexico 05, Nicaragua 79, Panama 03,

SOUTH AMERICA [6] Argentina 84, Columbia 91, Ecuador 06, Paraguay 92, Uruguay 07, Venezuela 63.

OCEANIA [12] – Australia 85, Cook Islands 07, Kiribati 79, Marshall Islands 86, Micronesia 86, New Zealand 89, Palau 94, Samoa 04, Solomon Islands 78,Tuvalu 78, Vanuatu 80. [Niue not in UN]

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The death penalty may only be considered in exceptional cases applies to 10 countries.

ASIA [3] – Israel 54, Kazakhstan 09, Kyrgyzstan 07,

Europe – Latvia 99

North America – El Salvador 83

Oceania – Fiji 79

South America [4] – Bolivia 97, Brazil 78, Chile 01, Peru 79

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Abolitionist in practice

October 6, 2009

List of ‘de facto’ countries

AFRICA [22] – Algeria 93, Benin 87, Burkina Faso 88,Cameroon 97, Central African Republic 81, Republic of Congo 82, Eritrea 89, Gabon 81, Gambia 81, Ghana 93, Kenya 87, Liberia 95, Madagascar 58, Malawi 92, Mali 80, Mauritania 87, Morocco 93, Niger 76 Swaziland 83,Tanzania 94, Tunisia 91, Zambia 97.

ASIA [7] – Brunei 57, Laos 89 Maldives 52, Myanmar [Burma] 93 South Korea 97, Sri Lanka 76, Tajikistan 04

NORTH AMERICA [1] Grenada 78,

SOUTH AMERICA [1] – Suriname 87

OCEANIA [3] – Nauru 68, Papua New Guinea 54, Tonga 82.

EUROPE [1] – Russian Federation 97.

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The death penalty is retained in 45 countries out of the 192 that are in the UN.

AFRICA [16] Botswana 08, Comoros 97, Democratic Republic of Congo 03, Chad 03, Egypt 08, Equatorial Guinea 07, Ethiopia 07, Guinea 01, Lesotho 84, Libya 08, Nigeria 02,  Sierra Leone 98, Somalia 08, Sudan 09, Uganda 03, Zimbabwe 03.

ASIA [27] – Afghanistan 08, Bahrain 08, Bangladesh 09, China 09, India 04, Indonesia 08, Iran 09, Iraq 08, Japan 09, Jordan 05, North Korea 08, Kuwait 07, Lebanon 04, Malaysia 08, Mongolia 08, Oman 01, Pakistan 08, Palestinian Authority 05 [not in UN], Qatar 01, Saudi Arabia 09, Singapore 09, Syria 08, Taiwan 05, Thailand 09, United Arab Emirates 08, Vietnam 09, Yemen 09.

EUROPE [1] – Belarus 08

NORTH AMERICA [13] – Antigua & Barbuda 91, Bahamas 00, Barbados 84,Belize 85, Cuba 03, Dominica 86, Guatemala 00, Jamaica 88, Saint Kitts & Nevis 08, Saint Lucia 95, Saint Vincent & Grenadines 95, Trinidad & Tobago 99, United States 09.

SOUTH AMERICA [1] – Guyana 97

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Population

Countries with no executions in 2008

Last known  execution

Death sentences imposed in 2008

Asia
1,169,340,000 India 2004 70+
6,316,000 Jordan 2005 14+
4,224,000 Lebanon 2004
2,985,000 Kuwait 2007 6+
2,845,000 Oman 2001
[est:3.9million] Palestinian Authority 2005
1,409,000 Qatar 2001
23,069,345 Taiwan 2005 8+
67,764,730 Thailand 2002 – 2009 3

TOTAL 1,277,953,075

Africa
11,206,000 Chad 2003 12+
66,020,000 Democratic Rep of Congo 2003 50+
79,277,000 Ethiopia 2007 39
676,000 Equatorial Guinea 2007 3
10,069,000 Guinea 2001
154,729,000 Nigeria 2002 40+
32,710,000 Uganda 1999/2003 114
12,523,000 Zimbabwe 2003

TOTAL – 367,210,000

Americas
342,000 Bahamas 2000 1+
11,204,000 Cuba 2003
14,027,000 Guatemala 2000/2007

TOTAL – 25,573,000

TOTAL – 360

Total of Collective Population

1,670,736,075

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