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2 Abolitionist in Practice
3 Abolished for Ordinary Crimes
4 Abolished for all crimes
Legal Form of Punishment
The following countries retain the death penalty as a legal form of punishment as of 2003.
Abolitionist in Practice
The following countries retain the death penalty for common crimes, but they have not executed anyone in 10 years and Amnesty International classifies them as abolitionist in practice (year in paratheses is date of last known execution).
Abolished for Ordinary Crimes
The following countries have abolished death penalty for common crimes, but it remains on the books for some crimes, such as crimes under military law or other special exceptional circumstances (first year is last known execution, second year is the date a abolition for ordinary crimes).
Abolished for all crimes
The following countries have abolished the death penalty for all crimes (the first year in parantheses is the date of the last known execution followed by the year in which the death penalty was abolished):