In brief

Whatever form it takes – hanging, lethal injection, beheading, stoning or electrocution – the death penalty is a violent punishment that has no place in today’s criminal justice system.

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Who’s responsible?

16 countries across the world are known to have carried out executions in 2023

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What we’re asking

The fight for a world without the death penalty must continue. Amnesty International opposes the death penalty in all cases without exception.

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What's the latest

According to Amnesty International's latest annual report, the lowest number of countries on record carried out the highest number of known executions in close to a decade.

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Global abolition in reach

Despite tragic numbers in 2023, there was also progress. Each and every day we come closer to a world without the death penalty.

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Our Wins

Our movement changes lives. We celebrate the small wins, and the big moments because we know that every step our world takes away from injustice, is a step closer to a world in which human rights are enjoyed by all.