Kazakhstan Ratifies the Second Optional Protocol to the ICCPR
Kazakhstan ratified the UN treaty aiming at the abolition of the death penalty on 24 March 2022.
Saudi Arabian Mass execution of 81 men
Saudi Arabia: the largest mass execution in this country in years The kingdom of Saudi Arabia executed 81 men on March 12, 2022, all of whom had been convicted of a wide range of offences, including “terrorism”- related crimes, murder, armed robbery, and arms smuggling. Those put to death included seven Yemenis, one Syrian and […]
ParticipateThe World Coalition’s objective is the ratification of the international and regional protocols on the abolition of the death penalty by all the states that have abolished the death penalty in law or in practice.
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 executions 2021Number of executions recorded in 2021, possibly lower than the reality due to the secrecy surrounding executions in some countries.
Individuals detained on death rowThe generic term "death row" refers to all persons on death row awaiting the death penalty.
Middle East and North Africa: Abolitionist civil societies in full swing despite a difficult context