Report on citizenship law : Suriname
Title: Report on citizenship law : Suriname
Series/Number: EUDO Citizenship Observatory; 2015/17; Country Reports
External link: http://eudo-citizenship.eu
The current constitutional form of Suriname as a republic dates from 25 November 1975. The country obtained a limited form of autonomy in 1954 after centuries as a colony of the Netherlands. Full constitutional sovereignty was achieved on 25 November 1975 with the entry into force of the Constitution of Suriname. The current Surinamese Constitution was adopted in 1987 (hereinafter: Constitution of Suriname or Constitution), after the process of democratisation following the military coup in 1980. Both the Constitution of 1975 and the Constitution of 1987 refer to further legislation to regulate matters of Surinamese citizenship.
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