MESICIC Committee of Experts to Review Six Countries

Colombia, Panama, Chile, El Salvador, Dominican Republic and the Bahamas will be reviewed during the Twelfth Plenary Meeting of the MESICIC Committee of Experts, which takes place December 3-8 at OAS headquarters in Washington, DC.   Each country will be reviewed in light of the progress made in implementing specific measures from the Inter-American Convention against Corruption, including measures related to government hiring and procurement and whistle blower protection. 

Prior to the opening of the plenary meeting, the Committee with hear informal oral reports from civil society regarding implementation of the selected Convention measures in the six countries under review.

The Mechanism for the Follow-up on the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention (known as MESICIC for its Spanish acronym) is in the midst of its Second Round of Review, which began in April of last year and is scheduled to be completed in December 2008.   At the conclusion of the Second Round, country reports will have been adopted for all 28 States Parties to the MESICIC.  Please visit our website for a full schedule of the Second Round, as well as copies of the country reports adopted to date.


Honduras to Review National Anti-Corruption Plan of Action

Honduras will hold a national conference January 16-17, 2008 to discuss a National Plan of Action for fighting corruption.  The Plan of Action, which provides a detailed roadmap for implementing the recommendations made by the Committee of Experts of the Mechanism for Follow-up on the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC), will be discussed by representatives of the legislative and judicial branches, civil society, the private sector and international lending and cooperation agencies. 

Honduras’ draft Plan of Action was created as part of a technical cooperation project supported by the OAS Anti-Corruption Fund.  To read more about the Plan of Action initiative click here.


Peru Hosts APEC Anti-Corruption Meeting

Officials from APEC Member Economies met in Lima October 29-31 to enhance opportunities to stamp out corruption, deny safe haven to corrupt individuals and recover stolen assets. To read more about the workshop titled "The Fight against High-Level Corruption is a Common International Responsibility" click here. 

 

Anti-Corruption Newsletter
Edition N 12 - November 2007

What is the MESICIC?

  • 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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