In the Surinam Penal Code all acts prejudicial to human liberty are classified as major criminal offences. Any person engaged in slavery or the slave trade will be prosecuted and severely punished. The maximum punishment imposed on persons convicted of the offences described in the questionnaire under:
a) 12 years’ imprisonment
b) 12 years’ imprisonment
c) 12 years’ imprisonment
d) 12 years’ imprisonment
e) 8 years’ imprisonment
f) Two thirds of the above-mentioned maxima
g) Same as for (f)
h) Maxima given for a, b, c, d, and e.
1. Everyone has a right to physical, mental and moral integrity.
2. No one may be submitted to torture, degrading or inhuman treatment or punishment.
No one shall be obliged to do forced or compulsory labor.
1. Everyone has the right to personal liberty and safety.
2. No one will be deprived of his freedom, other than on grounds and according to proceedings determined by law.
3. Everyone who is deprived of his freedom has a right to a treatment in accordance with human dignity.
The state shall take care of the creation of conditions in which an optimal satisfaction of the basic needs for work, food, health care, education, energy, clothing and communication is obtained.
1. Everyone has the right to work, in accordance with his capacities.
2. The duty to work is inseparably linked to the right to work.
3. Everyone has the right of free choice of profession and work, except for regulations imposed by law.
4. Everyone has the right of initiative for economic production.
All employees have, independent of age, sex, race, nationality, religion or political opinions, the right to:
a. Remuneration for their work corresponding to quantity, type, quality and experience on the basis of equal pay for equal work;
b. The performance of their task under humane conditions, in order to enable self- development;
c. Safe and healthy working condition;
d. Sufficient rest and recreation.
It is the duty of the State to indicate the conditions for work, remuneration and rest to which employees are entitled, especially by:
b. Supplying special protection on the job for women before and after pregnancy, for minors, disabled persons and for those who are engaged in work which demands special efforts or who work in unhealthy or dangerous conditions.
Article 311 He who under his legal authority standing child under the age of twelve years to another donates or leave, knowing that it or the exercise of begging, dangerous art transactions or dangerous or debilitating labor will be used, shall be punished with imprisonment not exceeding three years.
Article 334. Trafficking
1. guilty of trafficking with imprisonment not exceeding nine years and fine of the fifth category, or punished with either penalties:
1 °. Any person who by force, violence or other act or threat of violence or other act, by extortion, fraud, deception or by abuse of authority arising from the actual ratios, by abuse of a position of vulnerability or the giving or receiving payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person who control over this other person recruits, transports, transfers, accommodates or shelters with the intention of exploiting that other person or removing his or her organs;
2 °. the person who recruits, transports, transfers, accommodates or shelters with intention of exploiting that other person or removing his or her organs, while that person has not yet reached the age of eighteen years;
3 °. the person who recruits another, carry or abducting with intent that person in bring a different country are required to make themselves available to perform sexual acts with or for a third party for payment;
4 °. the person who compels another one of those listed under 1, or moves to make themselves available to perform work or services or bodies to make available or under the under 1 above circumstances undertake any act that the person knows or reasonably assume that the other person thus makes available to the performing work or services or their organs available;
5 °. the one who leads another to make themselves available to perform sexual acts with or for a third party for payment or their bodies against to make payment available, or in respect of another act single undertake, which that person knows or should reasonably suspect that the other will therefore make available to perform such acts or Bodies fee makes available, while other age eighteen s has not yet reached;
6 °. willfully profits from the exploitation of another person;
7 °. the one that pulls out the removal of organs deliberately favor of another, while that person knows or should reasonably suspect that the organs under the under 1 provided conditions are removed;
8 °. willfully profits from the sexual acts of another person with or for a third party for remuneration or the removal of his organs for remuneration, when that person has not yet reached the age of eighteen years; 130
9 °. the person who compels another one of those listed under 1, or moves those to benefit from the proceeds of his sexual acts with or for a third party or of the removal of his organs.
2. Exploitation shall include at least the exploitation of another person in prostitution, other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, slavery or slavery or similar servitude.
3. The guilty shall be punished with imprisonment not exceeding twelve years fine of the fifth category, either one of the two punishments if:
1 °. the facts described in paragraph 1, committed by two or more persons;
2 °. the person in respect of whom committed the offenses described in paragraph 1, age of sixteen has not yet reached.
. The offenses described in paragraph 1, committed by two or more persons under the circumstance referred to in paragraph 3 under 2, be punished with imprisonment of exceeding fifteen years and a fine of the fifth category, either one of the two penalties.
Article 334A. Slave trade.
The person who runs for their own account or foreign slave trade or deliberately it directly or indirectly participates, shall be punished with imprisonment not exceeding fifteen years and a fine of the fifth category, either one of the two penalties.