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Suriname does not have detailed counterterrorism provisions in its criminal law although a draft law was presented to Parliament back in 2009. The death penalty was abolished in 2015. A law on terrorist financing was adopted in 2022. 

Compliance with International Law:
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The Definition of Terrorism in Domestic Law

Terrorism is not specifically defined in Suriname domestic law although the Criminal Code, as amended in 2015, proscribes a series of predicate offences for terrorism.Art. 113b, Criminal Code of Suriname (as amended in 2015).

Adherence to Global and Regional Terrorism Treaties


Suriname is a State Party to two of the main United Nations treaties on terrorism.


Adherence to Global Terrorism Treaties
Treaty Adherence
1973 Convention on Crimes against Internationally Protected Persons State not party
1979 Hostage-Taking Convention State Party
1997 Terrorist Bombings Convention State not party
1999 Terrorist Financing Convention State Party
2005 Nuclear Terrorism Convention State not party


Suriname is a signatory but not a State Party to the main regional treaty on terrorism.


Adherence to Regional Terrorism Treaties
Treaty Adherence
2002 Inter-American Convention against Terrorism Signatory

Laws and Penalties for Terrorist Offences

Terrorist offences are prosecuted as ordinary criminal offences under the Penal Code. The death penalty was abolished in 2015.

Counterterrorism Capacities and Policies at Domestic Level

The Suriname police forces have dedicated counterterrorism expertise. Suriname’s lead agency for counterterrorism is the Central Intelligence and Security Agency. 


Penal Code of Suriname (Dutch original)

2015 Amendment to the Penal Code of Suriname (Dutch original)

Suriname 2022 Terrorism Financing Act