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Report No. 35

Appendix III

Table of Abolitionist Countries or States, with Date of Abolition

(Arranged Alphabetically)

Date shown is of countries which have abolished the death penalty (date of last execution in brackets).

Argentina 1922 (1922)
Australia (New South Wales) 1955
Queensland 1922 (1913)
Austria 1950
Belgium discontinued (last civil execution, 1863)
Brazil 1946
Colombia 1910
Costa Rica 1880
Denmark 1930 (1892)
Dominican Republic 1924
Ecuador 1897
Finland 1949 (1926)
German Fed. Rep 1949
Greenland 1930
Honduras 1894
Iceland 1944
India-
Travancore 1944 (Restored 1951 on extension of Indian Penal Code)
Israel 1951
Italy 1948
Luxembourg discontinued (1822)
Mexico 1928 (Partly reintroduced in 1943)
Nepal 1931
Netherlands 1870 (1860)
Norway 1905 (1876)
Panama 1915
Peru 1900 (reintroduced for political crimes, 1949)
Portugal 1867
Puerto Rico 1929
Rumania 1865 (last civil execution, 1893)
Sweden 1921 (1910)
Switzerland 1942 (1939)
Uruguay 1877
U.S.A- 1957
Alaska 1957
Delaware 1958
Hawaii 1957
Maine 1887
Michigan 1847
Minnesota 1911
N. Dakota 1915
Rhode Island 1852
Wisconsin 1853
U.S.S.R 1947 (reintroduced for political crimes, 1951; restored in 1954; qualified abolition, 1958; extension to certain civil crimes, 1961).
Venezuela 1863

(a) The table is taken from Joyce Right to Life, (1962), pp. 242 and 243.

(b) In the cases of Dominican Republic, Finland, Iceland, Luxembourg, Portugal and Rumania, the position is doubtful, but so far as the Common law crime of murder is concerned, the de factor, abolition prevails.



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