Country Suriname
Year 2009
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

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.

Full Text

Law on Domestic Violence

Source of Information

Update provided by the Government of Suriname, 7 September 2009