The USA was the only country in the G8 to have carried out executions in 2011. Three countries in the G20 carried out executions in 2011: China, Saudi Arabia and the USA.
The USA and Belarus were the only two of the 56 Member States of the Organization for Security and Co- operation in Europe to have carried out executions in 2011.
Four of the 54 Member States of the African Union were known to have carried out judicial executions in 2011: Egypt, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan. Thirty-eight Member States are abolitionist in law or practice.
Two of the 54 Member States of the Commonwealth were known to have carried out executions in 2011: Bangladesh and Malaysia.
Nine of 22 Member States of the League of Arab Nations carried out executions in 2011: Egypt, Iraq, Palestinian Authority, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
Two of the 10 Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations were believed to have carried out executions in 2011: Malaysia and Viet Nam.
175 of the 193 Member States of the United Nations were execution-free in 2011.