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, especially transgender women, by members of the security forces. It regrets that the State party has provided no information about the sentences and criminal or disciplinary sanctions imposed on offenders (arts. 7 and 9).
28. The State party should take effective measures to put an end to the arbitrary arrest of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons. All instances of ill-treatment should be investigated and, if substantiated, the perpetrators should be prosecuted and punished with appropriate sanctions.
Link to full text of the report: Concluding Observations-CCPR-Suriname-2015-eng