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 Representatives from Panama and Saint Kitts and Nevis, with the support of the Department of Legal Cooperation of the OAS General Secretariat, in it role as the Technical Secretariat of the Follow-Up Mechanism to the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC), will conduct an on-site visit to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to review that country’s principal oversight bodies that combat corruption. 

In this respect, meetings are to take place with representatives from oversight bodies responsible for preventing, detecting and punishing corruption in Kingstown on April 22-24, 2014. The purpose of these meetings is to review, on hand, the manner in which the Inter-American Convention against Corruption is being implemented in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and to provide first hand, objective and complete information for consideration of its national report, which will be adopted by the MESICIC in a plenary meeting in September of this year. 

In addition, meetings with civil society will also take place, as well as with the private sector, professional associations and academics, in order to address the topics that are currently being reviewed in the Fourth Round of this Mechanism. 

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 Anticorruption Portal of the Americas

Edition N° 163 - February 2014

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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