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
Amnesty International USA executive director Steven W. Hawkins responded today to the executions of Earl Ringo, Jr in Missouri and Willie Trottie in Texas.
Report
Despite the setbacks in 2013, there has been a steady decline in the number of countries using the death penalty over the last 20 years, and there was progress in all regions last year.