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On April 10, the on-site visit to the Republic of Chile carried out by the representatives from El Salvador and Honduras to the OAS Anti-Corruption Mechanism, with the support of the Department of Legal Cooperation of the OAS General Secretariat, was concluded successfully.

During the three days of the visit, the representatives of MESICIC reviewed, on-site, the principal oversight bodies responsible for combating corruption in Chile. Meetings were held with representatives of the Office of the Attorney General, the Office of the Comptroller General and the Judiciary of the Republic, as well as the Financial Analysis Unit, the Government General Internal Audit Council, the Council for Transparency and the Ministries of General Secretariat of the Presidency and Government of Chile. Also, the representatives of MESICIC had the opportunity to meet with civil society organizations and the private sector to address Chilean cooperation issues between this sector and public institutions in the fight against corruption, citizen participation mechanisms and access to public information.

The results and information obtained from this visit are part of the review process currently being conducted by the MESICIC with respect to Chile, which will conclude with the adoption of a country report by that Mechanism’s Committee of Experts at its meeting in September this year, to be held at OAS headquarters.

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 represents an innovative and pioneering initiative of the OAS, which, with the support of the Technical Secretariat, has further strengthened this review process.

For more information, please visit the Anti-corruption Portal of the Americas.

Edition N° 127 - April 2013

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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