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Rapport de pays: Suriname

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06 mai 1998

1 Conscription

conscription does not exist

Suriname has never had compulsory military service since independence was achieved in 1972.


Enlistment in the armed forces is voluntary. Nothing is known about recruitment methods.

Conditions in the armed forces are deplorable. Ever since 1980, following sergeant Desi Bouterse's coup, they have been deliberately neglected, in order to prevent further military coup attempts.