Belize - Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women - Suggested List of Issues - Death Penalty
Document: AHR CCDPW WCADP Belize CEDAW .pdf (PDF 330.2 KB)
Type: Intl Mechanism Submission
Issues: Death Penalty
Mechanism: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
Report Type: List of Issues
Belize carried out its last execution in 1985 and maintains a de facto moratorium on executions. Belize's last death sentence was handed down in 2005, and by 2020, there were no longer any individuals on death row. Belize, however, is one of only two countries in Central and South America that has yet to abolish the death penalty. A 2017 amendment to the criminal code eliminated the mandatory death penalty for murder and authorized the death penalty or life imprisonment for murder.