Saturday 19 January 2019

ICDP Country Mission to Suriname, 12-13 February 2014

Suriname_Shaded_Relief_Map

Commissioner Ruth Dreifuss and British Member of Parliament, Greg Mulholland are visiting Suriname on the 12th and 13th of February to discuss issues related to the abolition of death penalty with the Surinamese government.

Suriname has not implemented the death penalty since 1927. The death penalty is however still included in its Criminal Code. The Surinamese State Council (Staatsraad) is currently considering the draft of the adapted Criminal Code, which excludes the death penalty. Once passed by the Staatsraad, the next step would be to send the draft of the revised Criminal Code to the National Assembly (DNA).

Please see ICDP statement for further information.

Media interviews and coverage:
http://www.antiguaobserver.com/government-to-increase-term-for-life-sentences/ by Caribbean papers

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20140521/int/int3.html, by Jamaica Gleaner

http://www.devsur.com/maximum-jail-term-going-30-years/2014/05/19/, interview given by Minister Belfort with the Surinamese times.

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