Justitie en Politie

Minister van Justitie en Politie Kenneth Amoksi

RESUME Kenneth J. Amoksi

Personal Data

Last name : AMOKSI
First name : Kenneth Johan
Date of birth : June 7, 1970
Place of Birth : Paramaribo, Republic of Suriname
Nationality : Surinamese

Current Position  : Minister of Justice and Police, Government of Suriname

Former Positions :

- Vice-president of the Constitutional Court of Paramaribo
- Lawyer Private Practice
- Employer: Anton de Kom University of Suriname
                   Position: 1. Part-time Lecturer Negotiation
                                   2. Part-time lecturer Rights of Tribal Peoples

EDUCATION

Academic Schooling

 Master of Science Degree in International Relations, University of the West Indies, Saint Augustine,
    Trinidad and Tobago, May 2008-October 2009
 Post-Graduate Certificate in Introduction to Legislation Drafting, Anton de Kom university of
    Suriname., Paramaribo, Republic of Suriname, May 2007
 Post-Graduate Certificate in Theory and Realities of the Security of Small States”, Institute of
    International Relations (IIR) at the Anton de Kom University of Suriname, Paramaribo, Republic of
    Suriname, October 2004
 Master Degree in Law (LL.M.) Meester in de Rechten), Anton de Kom Universiteit of Suriname
    Paramaribo, Republic of Suriname, September 1995-August 2004
 Post-Graduate Certificate in Course on Latin American Studies, Anton de Kom University of
    Suriname, Paramaribo, Republic of Suriname

Theses

 University of the West Indies, October 2009, Msc. Thesis “CARICOM” Small State and regional
    approaches to security challenges in a changing hemispheric environment. Enhancing security by
    means of foreign policy and diplomacy”, Saint Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
 Anton de Kom University of Suriname, August 2004, Master of Law Thesis “Produce Evidence for
    Punishable Facts Suspects Identification through Eye Witness Testimony”, Paramaribo, Republic of
    Suriname

Career History

 2015 – 2019, Policy Advisor 2nd Class (Acting Head of the Bureau for Human Rights at the
    Ministry of Justice and Police and tasked with the coordination for setting up the Suriname
    National Institute for Human Rights)
 2012 – 2015, Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM), Counselor/Alternate Representative at the
    Permanent Mission of Suriname to the Organization of American States.
 2010 - 2011, Staff Member at the Office of the Head Commissioner of the Suriname Police Force,
    Coordinator International Relations among others
 2009 – 2011, Focal - Point Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) Program in
    Suriname for the Ministry of Justice and Police, Assistant Coordinator CARICOM Security
 2009 - 2010, Coordinator of the Bureau of Police Resorts of the City Police, Bureau Keizerstraat –
    Paramaribo
 2010 promotion Assistant Commissioner of Police
 2007 - 2009, Chief of the Police Resort Latour, Paramaribo
 2005 - 2007, Chief of the Police Resort Livorno, Paramaribo
 2002 - 2005, Juridical Assistant at the Staff Bureau of the Judicial Agency of the Suriname Police
    Force
 1999 - 2002, Investigator and Information Officer at the Anti-Narcotic Division, Judicial Agency of
    the Suriname Police Force
 1993 - 1999, General Surveillance Division /Investigator, Bureau Resort Uitvlugt,
    Paramaribo

Membership of National Commissions/ Working Groups

 2001 - 2005, Former Member of the Working to set up the Financial Investigation Unit- Anti-
    Money Laundering (MOT) for Suriname
 Junior Technical Assistant of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD)
    of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Suriname and Project Coordinator for the
    National Anti-Drugs Council of Suriname (NAR)
 2005 - 2011, Former Member of the Inter - Ministerial Commission for Anti-Money
    Laundering Policy
 2005 - 2007, Former Member of the Working Group Civil Military Relations between the Suriname
    Police Force and the National Army
 2006 - 2009, Coordinator of the Working Group on Integral Security of the Suriname Police
    Force
 2006 - 2011, Police Instructor at the Police Education Institute of the Suriname Police Force
 2006 - 2009, Task Manager for Police projects at the Ministry of Justice and Police/
    Program Implementation Unit (PIU)
 2007 - 2008, Former Member of the Working Group writing a National Security Strategy for
    Suriname

Academic activities

 2017-Bsc. graduate thesis supervisor and co-reader at the Faculty of Social Sciences (Public
    Administration/Public Policy), Anton de Kom University of Suriname

Languages

 Dutch - Native Speaker
 English - Writing/Reading/Speaking-Fluent
 Sranang Tongo - Native Speaker
 Aucaans - Native Speaker
 Spanish Writing - Basic/Reading-fluent/Speaking-Basic
 French - In training/Speaking-Basic