The Law on Domestic Violence was adopted on 2 June 2009. Under the law, "domestic violence" is defined as follows: each form of physical, sexual, psychological and financial violence which is perpetrated by a person against a partner, child, parent, member of the family or destitute no matter where the violence takes place. In this law protection measures are also included.
Source of Information
Update provided by the Government of Suriname, 7 September 2009