U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Suriname
As Delivered by Mr. Jesse Lynch
The United States welcomes the delegation from Suriname.
We recommend Suriname:
1. Investigate reports of mistreatment by police, including use of excessive force during arrests, beatings while in detention, and hold accountable any officers responsible;
2. Enact a law to prohibit discrimination against persons with physical or mental disabilities in education, services, or employment, and provide equal access to buildings;
3. Enact a law that provides for demarcation of the lands of indigenous peoples and empowerment regarding decisions affecting exploitation of natural resources on their lands.
We commend Suriname’s commitment to protection of human rights.