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Volume I: National Reports 1988

A. Harmsma1

Suriname officially became a Dutch colony in 1816, the head of the administration being a Governor appointed as the representative of the King. In 1955 the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles and Suriname formed the Kingdom of the Netherlands (see report supra p. N – 11 ss.). On 25 N…

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A. Harmsma, “Suriname”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 05 December 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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