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The Committee of Experts of the OAS Anti-Corruption Mechanism (MESICIC), at its 22nd Meeting, will consider the Second Progress Report on the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption that has been prepared by the Technical Secretariat of the Mechanism. This meeting will be held in Washington DC, September 9 to 13, 2013.

This Report is of great importance as it reflects the efforts undertaken by the countries of this Mechanism to fight corruption in the context of this Convention, and provides a synthesis that reflects advances in implementation thereof in the Americas.

The Report provides the numerous actions reported by the States in their annual progress reports for the period December 2010 to March 2013, concerning the implementation of the recommendations that the Committee have formulated to them and other provisions of the Convention.

A wide range of actions can be found in the Report, represented primarily in the issuance of laws and legal measures, training, institutional strengthening, international cooperation, and the implementation of systems and technological tools. These are all aimed at strengthening the legal and institutional frameworks of these States, for preventing, detecting, punishing and eradicating corruption.

In this respect, the actions address important matters such as the prevention of conflicts of interest, public procurement, criminal sanction for acts of corruption, the extradition of offenders, protection of those who report acts of corruption, strengthening international cooperation, asset declarations, civil society participation, and the prevention and punishment of transnational bribery, among others.

Once this Report is adopted, it will be made available in the Anti-Corruption Portal of the Americas, at:
Edition N 139 - Sept. 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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