The Starting Point On December 8, 1982, a demand for respect for the constitution was made in response to an Assembly member’s assertion that “the armed forces can remove the president from office.”
The constitution provides society with a moral basis for the peaceful resolution of conflicts and the joint development of the nation and its people, according to the foundation. It also guarantees fundamental rights and the democratic constitutional state.
The December 8, 1982, Foundation appeals to remember the challenging lessons we all learned during the 1980s. The independent judiciary in the democratic constitutional state is where disagreements can be finally settled.
Random violence causes many more issues than the conflicts that first sparked it. The Surinamese people have made it obvious that a coup d’état is something they oppose by opting for a democratic legal system in the form of the constitution.