The Death Penalty Worldwide

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The United States shares the distinction of government-sponsored killing with infamous dictatorships – North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Libya, China, Saudi Arabia, Somalia. Other nations including Egypt, Sudan, Yemen, Belarus, and Afghanistan continue the practice of execution.

On November 17, 2020,  for the eighth time, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution calling for a global Moratorium on Executions. “The death penalty has no place in the 21st century.” Read more here.

Here is the most recent map of global engagement in capital punishment.

Map Courtesy of ECPM Ensemble Contre la Peine de Mort (Together Against the Death Penalty) 2020