NEW RESOURCES: New Database for International Death Penalty

Northwestern University School of Law, in conjunction with the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, has compiled a new resource on the use of the death penalty in every country around the world. This searchable database,, contains information on each country’s death penalty status, methods of execution, number of executions, and crimes punishable by the death penalty. The database also includes demographic information on each country, relevant treaties signed, and contacts for more information. All of the materials are carefully referenced. The database allows searches by geographical regions and is part of Death Penalty Worldwide’s website, which features a blog and other resources.

(Northwestern University School of Law and World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, April 13, 2011). See International and related death penalty websites.