Death Penalty Worldwide: Searchable Database

Death Penalty Worldwide (DPW) was founded in 2011 with the intent, among others, to provide “comprehensive, transparent data regarding death penalty laws and practices in the 93 countries and territories that retain capital punishment.”

The DPW website offers access to resources, papers, publications, and a death penalty searchable database. The basic search offers the option to narrow by country, region, or a method of execution. The advanced search offers more control over the search including the option to search by keyword or any of the available and collected country details, such as population, language, number of execution in a given year, what crime is punishable by death penalty, etc.

Additionally, the online platform also offers commentary on international legal issues, including, among others, access to courts, death row conditions, discrimination, due process, extradition, foreign nationals, innocence and wrongful convictions, mental illness, methods of execution, and women rights.


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