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In 1996, the OAS Member States adopted the first international anticorruption legal instrument, and in 2002, they instituted the mechanism which evaluates its fulfillment. Since that time, the Inter-American Convention against Corruption and the Follow-Up Mechanism for its Implementation (MESICIC), have represented the principal cooperation instruments for preventing, detecting, punishing and eradicating corruption in the Americas.

The Anti-Corruption Portal of the Americas, developed by the Department of Legal Cooperation of the Secretariat for Legal Affairs, provides information regarding transparency in public administration and anticorruption cooperation, including developments within the MESICIC framework and technical cooperation efforts (left-hand menu), as well as links to the web pages of the member states’ agencies with responsibilities in this area (right-hand menu).  


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