There are 100 countries that retain the death penalty:
- 35 of these retain the penalty for ordinary crimes but are considered abolitionist in practice.
- 58 retain the death penalty for ordinary crimes.
- 7 have laws that allow the death penalty for crimes under military law or crimes committed under exceptional circumstances.
Countries that have retained the death penalty for ordinary crimes (such as murder) can be considered abolitionist in practice in that they have not executed anyone during the past ten years and are believed to have a policy or established practice of not carrying out executions.
Countries which retain the death penalty for ordinary crimes (considered abolitionist in practice)
Central African Republic
Papua New Guinea
Countries which retain the death penalty for ordinary crimes
Antigua and Barbuda
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Countries whose laws provide for the death penalty only for exceptional crimes
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