Death penalty: Countries abolitionist for all crimes

Countries whose laws do not provide for the death penalty for any crime

Abbreviations: Date (A) = date of abolition for all crimes; Date (AO) = date of abolition for ordinary crimes; Date (last ex.) = date of last execution; K = date of last known execution; Ind. = no executions since independence

Country

Date (A)

Date (AO)

Date (last ex.)

ALBANIA

2007

2000

 

ANDORRA

1990

 

1943

ANGOLA

1992

 

 

ARGENTINA

2008

1984

 

ARMENIA

2003

 

 

AUSTRALIA

1985

1984

1967

AUSTRIA

1968

1950

1950

AZERBAIJAN

1998

 

1993

BELGIUM

1996

 

1950

BHUTAN

2004

 

1964K

BOLIVIA

2009

1997

1974

BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA

2001

1997

 

BULGARIA

1998

 

1989

BURUNDI

2009

 

 

CAMBODIA

1989

 

 

CANADA

1998

1976

1962

CAPE VERDE

1981

 

1835

COLOMBIA

1910

 

1909

COOK ISLANDS

2007

 

 

COSTA RICA

1877

 

 

COTE D'IVOIRE

2000

 

 

CROATIA

1990

 

1987

CYPRUS

2002

1983

1962

CZECH REPUBLIC

1990

 

 

DENMARK

1978

1933

1950

DJIBOUTI

1995

 

Ind.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

1966

 

 

ECUADOR

1906

 

 

ESTONIA

1998

 

1991

FINLAND

1972

1949

1944

FRANCE

1981

 

1977

GABON2010 1985

GEORGIA

1997

 

1994K

GERMANY

1987

 

 

GREECE

2004

1993

1972

GUINEA-BISSAU

1993

 

1986K

HAITI

1987

 

1972K

HONDURAS

1956

 

1940

HUNGARY

1990

 

1988

ICELAND

1928

 

1830

IRELAND

1990

 

1954

ITALY

1994

1947

1947

KYRGYZSTAN

2007

 

 

KIRIBATI

 

 

Ind.

LATVIA201219991996

LIECHTENSTEIN

1987

 

1785

LITHUANIA

1998

 

1995

LUXEMBOURG

1979

 

1949

MACEDONIA

1991

 

 

MALTA

2000

1971

1943

MARSHALL ISLANDS

 

 

Ind.

MAURITIUS

1995

 

1987

MEXICO

2005

 

1961

MICRONESIA

 

 

Ind.

MOLDOVA

1995

 

 

MONACO

1962

 

1847

MONTENEGRO

2002

 

 

MOZAMBIQUE

1990

 

1986

NAMIBIA

1990

 

1988K

NEPAL

1997

1990

1979

NETHERLANDS

1982

1870

1952

NEW ZEALAND

1989

1961

1957

NICARAGUA

1979

 

1930

NIUE

 

 

 

NORWAY

1979

1905

1948

PALAU

 

 

 

PANAMA

1922

 

1903K

PARAGUAY

1992

 

1928

PHILIPPINES

2006 (1987)

 

2000

POLAND

1997

 

1988

PORTUGAL

1976

1867

1849K

ROMANIA

1989

 

1989

RWANDA

2007

 

1998

SAMOA

2004

 

Ind.

SAN MARINO

1865

1848

1468K

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE

1990

 

Ind.

SENEGAL

2004

 

1967

SERBIA (Incl. Kosovo)

2002

 

1992

SEYCHELLES

1993

 

Ind.

SLOVAKIA

1990

 

 

SLOVENIA

1989

 

 

SOLOMON ISLANDS

 

1966

Ind.

SOUTH AFRICA

1997

1995

1991

SPAIN

1995

1978

1975

SWEDEN

1972

1921

1910

SWITZERLAND

1992

1942

1944

TOGO

2009

 

1978

TIMOR-LESTE

1999

 

 

TURKEY

2004

2002

1984

TURKMENISTAN

1999

 

 

TUVALU

 

 

Ind.

UKRAINE

1999

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM

1998

1973

1964

URUGUAY

1907

 

 

UZBEKISTAN

2008

 

2005

VANUATU

 

 

Ind.

HOLY SEE

1969

 

 

VENEZUELA

1863

 

 

(In 1990 the German Democratic Republic became unified with the Federal Republic of Germany, where the death penalty had been abolished in 1949.)