Right to Housing in Suriname

Status of Law in the general legal framework

Consagración como derecho fundamental
Directa - Consagración Constitucional
Definition of Right

According to General Comment No. 4 of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, "adequate housing" includes at least the following aspects: Legal security of tenure, availability of material services, facilities and infrastructure; bearable expenses; habitability, affordability; it must be in a location that allows access to employment options, health care services, child care centers, schools and other social services, in addition to having cultural adequacy.

Art. 49

A housing plan shall be determined by law, aimed at the provision of a sufficient number of affordable houses and State control on the use of real estate for public housing. ...