Country Suriname
Year 2014
Type of Measure Justice > Protocols and guidelines
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

Since 2014, four cantonal judges have been appointed for Paramaribo and surrounding areas for the duration of two session years to deal with protection order appeals in cases of domestic violence, in addition to their existing regular duties. For the district of Nickerie, one judge has similarly been appointed. The number of appeals has increased to such an extent that every judge in a session year concludes around 100 new appeals; has to deal with an average of 12-16 new appeals per month; considers at least 3-4 new appeals each week; and at least 3 to 4 cases are being processed in one session each week.

Source of Information

Suriname's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.39