Suriname confirms conviction of former president Bouterse for his part in the December Murders

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On 20 December 2023, Suriname’s highest court of appeal, the Hof van Justitie issued a judgement, confirming the conviction and twenty-year prison sentence of Desiré Delano Bouterse in what has been the longest criminal trial in the history of Suriname

In this two-part blog post, Dr Jeff Handmaker provides a background to the trial and the political and legal manipulations accompanying it.

He describes the monitoring efforts by the International Commission of Jurists as well as the judicial courage and perseverance of the familiies of the victims of the 1982 December Murders.

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