Analysis Report

Death penalty: global trends

From one continent to another or within the same region, the path to abolition is not straightforward. Main trends.

Reduction of 30% in the number of executions, decrease in the number of countries having recourse to the executions: human rights organisation Amnesty international publishes its 2018 report on recourse to the death penalty. The organisation describes the global trend towards the abolition of the punishment but highlights the “regressive measures observed in some countries”.
Regional summaries

the continent is continuing its journey toward the abolition of the death penalty

In 2018, the number of death sentences increased by 89%