Capital punishment in Slovenia

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Capital punishment was abolished in Slovenia in 1989, when it was still a federal republic of the former Yugoslavia. When Slovenia introduced its democratic constitution on the 23 December 1991 capital punishment became unconstitutional. On 1 July 1994 protocol No. 6 to the ECHR came into force. Later Slovenia also adopted the Second Optional Protocol to the ICCPR.

The last executed person in Slovenia was Franc Rihtarič who was executed by a firing squad on 30 October 1959 in Maribor.[1]


  1. ^ "SPSK database". Retrieved 18 April 2018.