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Legal News
17 Jan 2013
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] Human rights group Freedom House [advocacy website] released a report [text, PDF] on Wednesday detailing the state of democracy in the world. The report tracks improvements and declines in the levels of democracy in governments. While Freedom House reports that 26 countries experienced overall declines in freedom while only … [read more]

Legal News
12 May 2012
by Max Slater

[JURIST] A judge in Suriname [official website, in Dutch] delayed the trial of President Desi Bouterse [official profile, in Dutch] on Friday until a constitutional court can determine whether an amnesty law passed in April [JURIST report] grants Bouterse immunity from murder charges. Judge Cynthia Valstein Montnor explained [AFP report] … [read more]

Legal News
5 Apr 2012
by Jamie Reese

[JURIST] Suriname [official website, in Dutch] lawmakers approved legislation Wednesday that pardons President Desi Bouterse for offenses committed in defense of the state during an earlier dictatorship, despite opposition arguments that the president's trial should continue. The National Assembly approved the legislation by a vote of 28-12 [AP Report] which … [read more]

Legal News
21 Mar 2012
by Jennie Ryan

[JURIST] Lawmakers in Suriname [official website, in Dutch] on Wednesday proposed a bill that would amend the country's current amnesty law and extend amnesty to alleged offenses committed in defense of the state. The proposed amendment would effectively end the trial of President Desi Bouterse [official profile, in Dutch] who … [read more]

Legal News
21 Feb 2009
by Andrew Gilmore

[JURIST] The trial of former Suriname [JURIST news archive] dictator Desi Bouterse [backgrounder] resumed Friday with testimony by a former prison warden that he brought a leader of a 1982 military coup to an army barracks for execution. The testimony [AFP report] of the former warden of Suriname's Santo Boma … [read more]

Legal News
5 Jul 2008
by Benjamin Klein

[JURIST] The military trial of former Suriname dictator Desi Bouterse [backgrounder] for the “December Murders” at Fort Zeelandia, Paramaribo in 1982 commenced Friday with former bodyguard Onno Flohr testifying that Bouterse was present at the killings of 15 political opponents, including lawyers, journalists, professors, military officers and businessmen, who were … [read more]

Legal News
5 Apr 2008
by Kiely Lewandowski

[JURIST] A military tribunal in Suriname [government website, in Dutch] ruled Friday that all suspects involved in a 1982 massacre in Paramaribo must stand trial, including former military dictator Desi Bouterse [backgrounder]. Led by Bouterse, the armed forces seized power in 1982 and then executed 15 prominent citizens accused of … [read more]

Legal News
26 Sep 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina

[JURIST] Somalia and Myanmar rank as the world's most corrupt nations in 2007 according to the latest annual Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index [corruption index; press release] released Wednesday. The index ranked 180 countries based on observations by businesspeople and analysts, giving each a score between 1 and 10. Myanmar … [read more]

Legal News
16 Aug 2005
by D. Wes Rist

[JURIST] The Inter-American Court of Human Rights [official website], part of the judicial branch of the Organization of American States [official website] regional body, has ordered the Suriname government [official website in Dutch] to pay $13,000 (USD) to each of the 130 survivors of a 1986 massacre of the N'djuka … [read more]

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