Suriname accepts 7 recommendations calling to abolish the death penalty

The delegation of Suriname announced in an addendum to the Report of the Working Group accepting seven recommendations calling to abolish the death penalty.

On 6 May 2011, in the framework of the Universal Periodic Review of Suriname, Belgium, Canada, Ecuador, France, Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom recommended to the delegation to "abolish" and "repeal" the death penalty as well as to "accede to the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights".

Those recommendations were left pending by the delegation of Suriname during its review in May which had until September 22nd to provide its responses. It did so in an addendum published mid September on the website of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Read the Addendum to Suriname's Final Report here

Countries: Suriname