Governance – Suriname

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AGRICULTURE

Law Name (Eng)Law Name (Orig.)Government InstitutionYear
Law of 14 April 1978 Extending the Territorial Sea of the
Republic of Suriname and the Establishment of Adjacent Economic Zone
Wet van 14 april 1978 houdendeuitbreiding van de territoriale zee van deRepubliek Suriname en de instelling vande daaraan grenzende economische zoneMarine Authority Suriname1978
Fish Stock Protection ActVisstandbeschermingswetMinistry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, and Fisheries1961
Marine Fisheries LawZeevisserijwetMinistry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, and Fisheries1980
Plant Protection ActPlantenbeschermingswetMinistry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, and Fisheries1965
Pesticide LawBestrijdingsmiddelenwetMinistry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, and Fisheries1972
Water Board LawWaterschapswetMinistry of Regional Development1932

 

ENERGY & MINING

Law Name (Eng)Law Name (Orig.)Government InstitutionYear
Mining DecreeDecreet MijnbouwMinistry of Natural Resources1986
Petroleum LawPetroleumwetMinistry of Natural Resources1991

 

FORESTRY

Law Name (Eng)Law Name (Orig.)Government InstitutionYear
Forest Management ActWet BosbeheerMinistry of Spatial Planning, Land, and Forest Management1992
Game Protection LawJachtwetMinistry of Spatial Planning, Land, and Forest Management1954

 

GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL

Law Name (Eng)Law Name (Orig.)Government InstitutionYear
Police Criminal CodePolitiestrafwetMinistry of Justice and Police1915
Hindrance ActHinderwetMinistry of Health1930
Building ActBouwwetMinistry of Public Works1956
Urban Planning LawStedenbouwkundigewetMinistry of Public Works1972
Decree Permist for Businesses and ProfessionsDecreet Vergunningen bedrijven en beroepenMinistry of Finance1981
Economic Offences ActWet Economische DelictenMinistry of Justice and Police1986

 

INDIGENOUS POPULATIONS & TERRITORIES

Law Name (Eng)Law Name (Orig.)Government InstitutionYear
The Forest Management act has an article which states that the traditional rights of indiginous or tribal communities should not be compromised by logging concessions.

 

PROTECTED AREAS

Law Name (Eng)Law Name (Orig.)Government InstitutionYear
Nature Conservation ActNatuurbeschermingswetMinistry of Spatial Planning, Land, and Forest Management1954
Decree issuance state landsDecreet Uitgifte DomeingrondMinistry of Spatial Planning, Land, and Forest Management1982

 

GOVERNMENT INSTITUTION LINKS

Marine Authority Suriname

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, and Fisheries

Ministry of Regional Development

Ministry of Natural Resources

Ministry of Spatial Planning, Land, and Forest Management

Ministry of Justice and Police

Ministry of Health

Ministry of Finance

 

REFERENCES

http://www.nimos.org/smartcms/default.asp?contentID=610
http://idbdocs.iadb.org/wsdocs/getdocument.aspx?docnum=35011484
https://www.alcoa.com/suriname/nl/pdf/Public_Disclosure_Meeting_20111019/Draft%20LL1%20ESIA%2010-3-11_DRAFT.pdf