The World Moves Towards Abolition

International death penalty trends are unmistakably towards abolition. Use of the death penalty worldwide has continued to shrink, and use of the death penalty has also been increasingly curtailed in international law. Since 1990, an average of three countries each year have abolished the death penalty, and today over two-thirds of the world's nations have ended capital punishment in law or practice.

International Death Penalty Updates
Blog
As the U.S.-Africa Summit approaches, it will be interesting to see how both the administration and African states respond to this issue.
Press Release
The Iranian authorities are believed to have executed an astonishing 694 people between January 1 and July 15, 2015, said Amnesty International today, in an unprecedented spike in executions in the co...
Report

An alarming number of countries used the death penalty to tackle real or perceived threats to state security linked to terrorism, crime or internal instability in 2014, Amnesty International found...