Country Suriname
Year 2015
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Trafficking

Brief Description

The Penal Code with regard to trafficking in persons is revised in 2015. The revised law is more in line with the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, including the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons (especially Women and Children) and the Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air. Through the amendment, both sexes are protected against trafficking and the penalties have been extended especially when underaged victims are involved. Except for the sexual exploitation other purposes of trafficking are included such as labor or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery and removal of organs.

Source of Information

Suriname's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.37