Suriname

Last reviewed 01 June 2017

Country overview

Prosecution count

3

Conviction count

1

Discussion

A specific law was proposed and discussed in Parliament. However, the Minister of Justice publicly said that this is a serious issue and needs to be dealt with in depth.

Prosecutions

Number of prosecutions 3

Convictions

Number of convictions 1

Laws

Applicable laws

No information available.

Discussion

A specific law was proposed and discussed in Parliament. However, the Minister of Justice publicly said that this is a serious issue and needs to be dealt with in depth.

Last reviewed 01 June 2017

Overview

Entry laws

On May 5, 2008, the Republic of Suriname adopted a new law establishing entry restrictions targeting people with HIV from certain countries and regions.

Citizens from countries in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe, requiring a visa to enter Suriname, must present evidence of health and travel insurance plus a health certificate stating the absence of leprosies, sexually transmitted diseases, hepatitis B, HIV and tuberculosis. A respective note has been sent by the Foreign Ministry to its Missions abroad.

For updated information, please go to: www.hivrestrictions.org

Last reviewed 01 June 2017

Overview

Male-male relationships

Legal

Female-female relationships

Legal

Last reviewed 01 June 2017