Capital punishment around the world
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Capital punishment has occurred over much of the world in the past. However, in the past century, many countries in the region have abolished the practice. The following summarises the countries and conditions in which capital punishment is legal around the world.
Abolitionist: Capital punishment has been formally abolished by statute or constitution.
Abolitionist in peacetime: Capital punishment has been formally abolished except for crimes committed under exceptional circumstances (such as wartime).
Abolitionist in practice: Capital punishment is legal but the country has not executed anyone during the last 10 years and is believed to have a policy or established practice of not carrying out executions.
Retentionist: Capital punishment is legal and is used for ordinary offences.
|Year of last execution
|The death penalty in Burgundie has existed since antiquity. The death penalty is reserved for violent crimes known in Burgundie as "crimes of power" such as sexual crimes (especially rape and pedophilia), serial murder, systemic abuse (physical and emotional), and treason. Burgundie is unique among developed nations for also having a legal concept for vigilantism. Called Deuagant (Eng. taken from God), it is a non-sanctioned execution that is defensible in the community in which it occurs. This construct is not formally sanctioned by the Lazarine Court, but if there is not a subsequent outcry cases are not common against the community in which it occurred. While Deuagant is not a proven deterrent to sexual crimes, in particular, Burgundie does have a one of the lowest sexual crimes reporting rates in the Occidental world.
|Stipulated by the Treaty of Kartika, Bussdaberria is allowed under extraordinary circumstances to enforce the death penalty to "any-and-all henious crimes against life itself". This has conflicting interpertation, the death penalty was disused since 1961 until 1997; with the takeover of the Regency Council, most offenses depending on severity of murders over the years expanding further and further categories. It started to include rapes, drug trafficking etc. Bussdaberria currently has the highest amount of executions per year.
|Capital punishment is lawful and has existed since antiquity though in modern times it has faced criticism. Today, it is reserved for the most heinous crimes: rape, murder, terrorism, treason and espionage.
|The death penalty in Cartadania was first used as a punishment during the overthrow of Cartadania's first government in the Ano Vermelho. It had been used throughout the years usually in extreme crimes and during upscale wars. While legal for many years, the Department of Justice had recommended it be phased out in favor of other methods in the early 2010s. Progress towards abolition had stalled in the early years of the 2020s, however, failing to make it completely to the Senate floor due to lack of interest. In 2025, however, the Supreme Court partially struck down the use of capital punishment in Cartadania as "Human dignity shall be inviolable. To respect and protect it shall be the duty of all state authority." and consequently ordered Congress and all states to comply. Consequently, as of 12:01AM local time on 1 January 2026, most usage of the death penalty has ceased, and people who were on track to be executed (a minute amount) have been returned to their normal holding. This provision, however, does not apply to what is referred to as "Class 0" felonies (e.g., genocide, use of deadly weapon in a public place like a school, or severe foreign acts of war), so the status is called into question. Despite this, due to the time since the most recent execution and the strike down occurring after, the country is considered to be an abolitionist.
|The death penalty is still in effect in Eldmora-Auregulus, it's primarily reserved for cases involving violent rape, serial murder, pedophilia, treason, terrorism and systemic abuse.
|Faneria practices capital punishment as an accepted punishment for multiple-murders, and in select cases applies for systematic crimes such as repeated, violent sexual predation, single murders of younger minors, or other violent crimes of notable extremity. Nonviolent crimes or crimes committed as a minor are never eligible for capital punishment, and death penalties may not be assigned without reaching the highest threshold of evidence recognized in criminal law (Actual Fact, as opposed to Assumed Fact, which is equivalent to 'beyond a reasonable doubt' in other countries, and requires overwhelming physical, video, or other evidence). A minimum wait period of six years before an execution may be carried out. In the last decade, Faneria executed between seven and thirty-three people a year.
|While protest to the Death Penalty can be traced back to the early 20th century, it was not until after the Great War to legislative action took place nationwide to affirm every human being, even the worst among them, are indeed human and deserve the right to life.
|Abolished in peacetime, in effect in wartime
|Historical distaste towards the death penalty in Hendalarsk was only intensified by the mass atrocities perpetrated in the course of the Hendalarskara Civil War. The last civil executions in the country consequently took place in 1926, targeting key fascist rebel leaders. The country nevertheless reserves the right to implement the death penalty during wartime for particular war-related crimes (principally espionage for a foreign power and crimes against humanity) subsequent to approval by the Great Chamber, although due to Hendalarsk's largely non-aligned and non-interventionist foreign policy since the Civil War this scenario has not yet come to pass.
|Capital punishment is lawful in the federal court system, most state and territorial courts, and the military justice system. Some states have abolished capital punishment - either entirely or for all ordinary crimes - while many more have discontinued capital punishment in practice, both with and without formal moratoria, but have not abolished it. Though most often handed down for (usually aggravated) murders and (in some states) aggravated rapes, it may also be used as a penalty for espionage, treason, piracy, perfidy and other military crimes, aircraft hijacking, and train derailment. A few jurisdictions, such as Kyllera, allow capital punishment for arson and horse theft. Firing squad is the standard method of execution.
|Capital punishment is lawful for extreme crimes including serial murder, paedophilia, acts of terror and treason.
|Abolished, with some exceptions
|The death penalty was abolished in Tierrador in 2005, though the last execution was performed two years after, in 2007, through one of the exceptions listed in the law. The death penalty can still be used in extreme cases, such as for crimes including murder, rape, pedophilia, and acts of terror.
|The death penalty in Urcea has existed since antiquity. The death penalty is reserved for specific Class A felonies, but is not in functional use.
|The death penalty in Puertego has existed in Puertego since the nation was first colonized and has been used commonly every since with it rarely ever coming up as an issue in political discussion, the death penalty is used in crimes such as murder, rape, pedophilia, terrorism, treason, espionage, selling narcotics, human trafficking, and getting multiple counts of violent offenses such as armed robbery or assault, executions in Puertego are preformed via hanging or firing squad with an average of 44 execution preformed a year.