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General

Official Country Name

Geographical Region

Death Penalty Law Status

Methods of Execution

Country Details

Language(s)

Population

Number of Individuals Currently Under Sentence of Death

Annual Number of Reported Executions

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Executions in 2014 to date

Executions in 2013

Per capita execution rate in 2013

Executions in 2012

Per capita execution rate in 2012

Executions in 2011

Per capita execution rate in 2011

Executions in 2010

Executions in 2009

Executions in 2008

Executions in 2007

Year of Last Known Execution

Crimes and Offenders Punishable By Death

Crimes Punishable by Death

Does the country have a mandatory death penalty?

For Which Offenses, If Any, Is a Mandatory Death Sentence Imposed?

Crimes For Which Individuals Have Been Executed Since January 2008:

Categories of Offenders Excluded From the Death Penalty:

International Commitments

ICCPR

Party?

Signed?

First Optional Protocol to the ICCPR, Recognizing Jurisdiction of the Human Rights Committee

Party?

Signed?

Second Optional Protocol to the ICCPR, Toward the Abolition of the Death Penalty

Party?

Signed?

American Convention on Human Rights

Party?

Signed?

Death Penalty Protocol to the ACHR

Party?

Signed?

African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR)

Party?

Signed?

Protocol to the ACHPR on the Rights of Women in Africa

Party?

Signed?

African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

Party?

Signed?

Arab Charter on Human Rights

Party?

Signed?

2012 Record of Votes on the UN General Assembly Moratorium Resolution

Cosponsor

Vote

Signed the Note Verbale of Dissociation

2010 Record of Votes on the UN General Assembly Moratorium Resolution

Cosponsor

Vote

Signed the Note Verbale of Dissociation

2008 Record of Votes on the UN General Assembly Moratorium Resolution

Cosponsor

Vote

Signed the Note Verbale of Dissociation

2007 Record of Votes on the UN General Assembly Moratorium Resolution

Cosponsor

Vote

Signed the Note Verbale of Dissociation

Death Penalty In Law

Does the country’s constitution make reference to capital punishment?

Does the country’s constitution make reference to international law?

Have there been any significant changes in the application of the death penalty over the last several years?

Is there currently an official moratorium on executions within the country?

Have there been any significant published cases concerning the death penalty in national courts?

Where can one locate or access judicial decisions regarding the death penalty?

What is the clemency process?

Are jury trials provided for defendants charged with capital offenses?

Brief Description of Appellate Process

Death Penalty In Practice

Where Are Death-Sentenced Prisoners incarcerated?

Description of Prison Conditions

Are there any known foreign nationals currently under sentence of death?

What are the nationalities of the known foreign nationals on death row?

Are there any known women currently under sentence of death?

Are there any reports of individuals currently under sentence of death who may have been under the age of 18 at the time the crime was committed?

Comments regarding the racial/ethnic composition on death row

Are there lawyers available for indigent defendants facing capital trials?

Are there lawyers available for indigent prisoners on appeal?

Comments on Quality of Legal Representation

Other Comments on Criminal Justice System

Decisions of International Human Rights Bodies

Decisions of Human Rights Committee

Decisions of Other Human Rights Bodies

Additional Sources and Contacts

Direct member(s) of World Coalition Against the Death Penalty

Other non-governmental organizations and individuals engaged in advocacy surrounding the death penalty

Helpful Reports and Publications

Additional notes regarding this country

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