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  1. Suriname - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law of March 30, 2015 (S. B. 2015 no. 44), amending the Criminal Code (U.K. 1911 no. 1, as amended by S. B. 2012 no. 7) concerning revision of the Penal Code. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-03-30 | SUR-2015-L-102211

  2. Suriname - General provisions - Law, Act

    Nationality and Residence (Amendment) Law, 2014. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-07 | SUR-2014-L-96934

    The Law makes various amendments to the Law on Nationality and Residence, 1975 in particular by removing discriminatory provisions concerning the right to obtain Surinamese nationality which in the 1975 Law differentiated between the rights of men and women to pass on their nationality. Under the new Law,
    - a child is now granted Surinamese nationality automatically if their father or mother is Surinamese at the time of their birth (article 3(a) as amended). The explanatory note to the Law states that this amendment ¿demonstrates the full equality of the man and woman (father and mother) before the law in the establishment of the nationality of the child at birth¿.
    - all differentiations between men and women with respect to the acquisition and loss of nationality have been removed, including from article 12.
    - Surinamese nationality will not be lost where this would lead to statelessness (new article 11(a)).
    - Article 3(c) of the Law retains the provision of the 1975 law which grants Surinamese nationality to any child born on the territory who would otherwise be stateless, and article 4(b) retains the provision which grants Surinamese nationality to foundlings or abandoned children found in the territory, whose parents are unknown.

  3. Suriname - General provisions - International agreement

    Convention créant l'Association des Etats de la Caraïbe (ensemble deux annexes), faite à Carthagène des Indes le 24 juillet 1994 (publiée par le décret n° 98-450 du 4 juin 1998). - Convention

    Adoption: 1994-07-24 | INT-1994-IA-50297

    L'Association est un organisme de consultation, de concertation et de coopération dont l'objectif est d'identifier et de promouvoir la mise en oeuvre de politiques et de programmes visant notamment à renforcer, utiliser et développer les capacités collectives de la Caraïbe afin de parvenir à un développement soutenu dans les domaines culturel, économique, social, scientifique et technologique. La participation de la France est ouverte comme membre associé au titre de la Guadeloupe, de la Guyane et de la Martinique.

  4. Suriname - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act to issue rules respecting the composition and powers of the Council of State.

    Adoption: 1988-12-20 | SUR-1988-L-42856

    Provides regulations relating to the composition and powers of the Council of State, which is both an advisory and supervisory body. The Council of State consists of 14 members in addition to the President, who acts as its chairperson. Other members include representatives of the political parties participating in the National Assembly, trade unions, employers' organisations and the National Army.

  5. Suriname - General provisions - Law, Act

    Council of State Act (no. 95 of 1988)

    Adoption: 1988-12-20 | SUR-1988-L-55218

    Creates the Council of State to act as an advisory body to the President. Establishes the composition and powers of the Council of State. Provides for council membership which includes representation by members of various political parties as well as by the trade union movement and employers' organizations. Governs terms of office, appointments and council meetings. Establishes the powers and duties of the council. These are to consult the President on draft legislation, to advise on drafts of state decrees and to suspend decisions of the Council of Ministers and regional authorities which contain no generally binding rules in cases where the Council of State deems that such decisions run contrary to the national interest.

  6. Suriname - General provisions - Law, Act

    Electoral Act (No. 73 of 1987). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1987-09-29 | SUR-1987-L-88521

    Provides rules for the election of members of the representative bodies in Suriname.

  7. Suriname - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of the Republic of Suriname. - English translation (as amended up to 1992) Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1987-03-30 | SUR-1987-C-4495

    Upon its entry into force following approval in a September 1987 plebiscite, this text replaces the Constitution of 25 November 1975. The new Constitution contains 29 Titles, as follows: I, Sovereignty; II, Economic Goals; III, Social Goals; IV, International Policies; V, Fundamental Rights; VI, Social, Cultural and Economic Rights and Duties; VII, Economic Order; VIII, Social Order; IX, Principles of the Democratic State; X to XXIII, provisions on the organs of national and regional government and their functioning; XXIV to XXVI, defence; and XXVII to XXIX, transitional provisions and entry into force.

  8. Suriname - General provisions - Law, Act

    Labour Act 1963 (No. 163 of 1963). (Arbeidswet) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1963 | SUR-1963-L-83483

  9. Suriname - General provisions - Law, Act

    Suriname Penal Code (G.B. 1911 no. 1). (Wetboek van Strafrecht voor Suriname (G.B. 1911 no. 1)) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1910-10-14 | SUR-1910-L-102212

  10. Suriname - General provisions - Law, Act

    Civil Code of Suriname (G.B. 1859, No. 6). (Surinaams Burgerlijkwetboek) - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1859-12-28 | SUR-1859-L-96939

    Contains some articles concerning labour agreements.


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