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The Death Penalty: List of Abolitionist and Retentionist Countries (1 January 2002)

, Index number: ACT 50/002/2002

This document provides a list of countries and territories, indicating whether or not their laws provide for the death penalty. For abolitionist countries, information is also given, where available, on the date of abolition and the date of the last execution carried out; and for countries which have abolished the death penalty for all crimes, the date when it was abolished for ordinary offences if this was done before. Also attached is a list of countries which have abolished the death penalty in law since 1976.

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