Suriname

Suriname elects new leader, ousting government in power for a decade

On 13th July 2020, Suriname’s National Assembly elected a new president, opposition leader and former police chief Chan Santokhi of the Progressive Reform Party, after the governing party lost its majority in parliamentary elections. Read more

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Suriname elects new leader, ousting government in power for a decade

Expression

The freedom of expression is guaranteed in Article 19 of the Constitution. There are diverse media outlets, including several independent newspapers, many privately-owned radio stations and one non-state TV station. Read more

Peaceful Assembly

Article 20 of the Constitution also upholds the freedom of assembly, except on the grounds of public order, safety, health and morality. Read more

Association

Article 20 of the Constitution guarantees the freedom of association, with exceptions on the grounds of public order, safety, health and morality. Read more

Suriname-Overview

Suriname has an active civil society that includes human rights groups, gender equality groups, community organisations, indigenous groups, faith-based organisations, and trade unions, with a history of connecting with civil society across the Caribbean region. Read more

Protests remain peaceful despite heavy police presence

Three recent demonstrations went ahead without incident, though one of them was heavily monitored by police for fear that it could get out of hand. Read more

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Protests remain peaceful despite heavy police presence

Peaceful protests continue in Suriname

Protests by students and indigenous land rights groups were recently conducted peacefully in Suriname. Read more

Peaceful protests continue in Suriname

People protest over economic crisis

Many demonstrations have occurred in Suriname because of the ongoing financial and economic crisis in the country. Read more

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