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  1. Suriname - Constitutional law - 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.

  2. Suriname - Constitutional law - 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.

  3. Suriname - Constitutional law - 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.


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