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Crime > Punishment > Crimes requiring mandatory sentence: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Mandatory sentence.

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COUNTRY DESCRIPTION
Afghanistan Murder, terrorism, violation of Islamic law
Albania Murder with aggravating factor
Argentina Murder with aggravating circumstances; murder of a relative; murder of and/or by a police officer; treason
Armenia Murder, terrorism
Australia Murder of police officer or other public official, murder in South Australia, Queensland, Northern Territory, aircraft hijacking
Austria Genocide
Azerbaijan Murder, terrorism
Belarus ??
Belgium None
Belize ??
Bolivia No life imprisonment sentence
Bosnia and Herzegovina No life imprisonment sentence
Brazil No life imprisonment sentence
Bulgaria None
Canada High treason, murder, war crimes, and crimes against humanity
Cape Verde No life imprisonment sentence
Chile None
China No
Colombia No life imprisonment sentence
Costa Rica No life imprisonment sentence
Croatia No life imprisonment sentence
Cuba Murder, Drug trafficking
Cyprus ??
Czech Republic None
Denmark ??
Dominican Republic No life imprisonment sentence
Ecuador No life imprisonment sentence
Egypt Murder, rape, kidnapping, terrorism
El Salvador No life imprisonment sentence
Estonia None
Finland Murder
France None
Germany Aggravated murder, genocide resulting in death, crimes against humanity resulting in death, war crimes against persons resulting in death
Greece Murder, terrorism
Holy See (Vatican City) No life imprisonment sentence
Honduras No life imprisonment sentence
Hong Kong Murder, Genocide involving killing
Hungary Murder, after 3 violent crimes
Iceland None
India Murder, rape, robbery
Indonesia Murder, terrorism, kidnapping, rape, treason
Iraq Murder, terrorism
Ireland Murder, treason, some serious injuries, etc. see details
Israel Murder, terrorism
Italy Murder, terrorism, mafia association, drug trafficking, human trafficking, treason
Jamaica ??
Japan Varies by prefecture (Murder)
Jordan Murder, terrorism, espionage
Kazakhstan Murder, terrorism
Kiribati ??
Kosovo No life imprisonment sentence
Kyrgyzstan Murder, terrorism
Laos ??
Latvia Murder, treason, terrorism, war crimes
Lebanon Murder, terrorism, treason
Lithuania Murder, terrorism
Macau No life imprisonment sentence
Malaysia Murder, drug offenses, serious firearms/ammunition/explosive offenses, terrorism, rape, attack on monarch, violence to parliament, treason
Mexico No life imprisonment sentence
Morocco Murder, terrorism, treason
Nepal Murder, terrorism
Netherlands None
New Zealand Treason
Nicaragua No life imprisonment sentence
Nigeria ??
North Korea Murder, espionage, treason
Norway No life imprisonment sentence
Pakistan ??
Panama No life imprisonment sentence
Paraguay No life imprisonment sentence
Peru Murder with aggravated circumstances, terrorism, treason
Poland None
Portugal No life imprisonment sentence
Republic of Macedonia Murder, terrorism
Republic of the Congo No life imprisonment sentence
Romania Genocide during wartime, inhumane treatment during wartime
Russia No
Saudi Arabia Apostasy, Drug trafficking, Willful killing,
Serbia No life imprisonment sentence
Singapore Kidnapping for ransom
Slovakia Murder, terrorism, treason
Slovenia Murder, treason
Somalia Murder, rape, robbery
South Africa Certain murder, rape and robbery
South Korea High treason, robbery (rape) with deadly outcomes, arson, murder of relative, etc.
Spain No life imprisonment sentence
Sweden None
Switzerland None
Syria Murder, political crimes, terrorism, treason
Tajikistan Murder, terrorism
Tunisia Murder, terrorism
Turkey Murder with special cirucumstances, treason, terrorism
Turkmenistan Murder, terrorism
Ukraine Murder with aggravating circumstances
United States Varies by state
Uruguay No life imprisonment sentence
Uzbekistan None
Venezuela No life imprisonment sentence
Vietnam ??

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