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The Commission was composed of Ms. Jane Ley, Consultant of the U.S. Department of State, Mr. Kevin Driscoll, Prosecutor of the U.S. Department of Justice, and by Ms. Monica Rueda, Advisor to the Secretariat of Transparency of the Presidency of Colombia, who represented their respective countries in the review subgroup for Grenada, and who were also supported by the General Secretariat of the OAS during the visit.
the visit, the Commission gathered information on the implementation in
During the three days of work, the members of the Commission met, among others, with the highest authorities of the oversight bodies mentioned above, as well as with representatives of civil society organizations, in order to gather full and objective information about these bodies and learn of any difficulties in implementing the recommendations referred to above.
The results of this visit forms part of the review process that is currently being carried out by the Committee of Experts of the MESICIC, and which will conclude with the adoption of Grenada’s country report by the Committee at its next plenary meeting to be held in September 2014, at OAS Headquarters in Washington DC.
The MESICIC is a cooperation mechanism between States, with the participation of civil society organizations, established within the framework of the OAS, in which the legal/institutional framework of each country is reviewed for suitability with the Inter-American Convention against Corruption as well as the objective results achieved therein. The incorporation of on-site visits as a stage and integral part of the MESICIC review process represents an innovative and pioneering initiative in the context of the OAS, especially for a peer review mechanism and the importance of the issues it addresses.
For more information, please visit the Anti-corruption Portal of the Americas.
Edition N° 181 - Mayo 2014
The Mechanism For Follow-up on the
Implementation of the Inter-American
Convention against Corruption, known as MESICIC for its Spanish acronym, is a tool to
support the development of the Inter-American
Convention against Corruption through
cooperation between States Parties.
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