Navigate the list of retentionist countries below to get country-by-country information on the laws and practices associated with the application of the death penalty.
This information is taken from the Death Penalty Worldwide database, which also offers an advanced search function (capital crimes, prison conditions, appeal procedures, legal representation…) in English
and in French
This database covers the 90 States and two territories which have the death penalty. Global statistics on abolitionist countries are available from Amnesty International
The database was created by Professor Sandra Babcock of the Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern Law School's Bluhm Legal Clinic, in partnership with the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty and with financial support from the European Union.