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Suriname: A speedy appeal is imperative in Bouterse case

Today the International Commission of Jurists called for a fair and speedy hearing of the appeal of former president Desiré Delano Bouterse before the Hof van Justitie (the highest court of law in Suriname) following the affirmation by the Krijgsraad (a military court comprised of civilian judges) of his conviction for his role in the […]

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Suriname: the rule of law must be respected by all concerned

Today, the ICJ has taken note of the 29 November 2019 conviction by the military and civilian chambers of a Court Martial (“the Court”) in Suriname of President Desiré Delano Bouterse and acquittal of others for crimes under international law relating to events that had taken place in December 1982 in Suriname. (more…)

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Concluding Observations, CRC/C/SUR/CO/3-4, 30 September 2016: Suriname

III. Main areas of concern and recommendations C. General principles (arts. 2, 3, 6 and 12) Non-discrimination 14. The Committee recommends that the State party ensure that all children in the State party enjoy equal rights under the Convention, both in law and in practice, without discrimination, and intensify efforts to ensure the effective elimination […]

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/SUR/CO/3, 3 November 2015: Suriname

C. Principal matters of concern and recommendations Arbitrary arrest and ill-treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons 27. While acknowledging the efforts made by the State party to enhance tolerance towards the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community, the Committee is concerned about reports of arbitrary detention and ill-treatment of such persons, […]