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its Twenty-Third Meeting, held March 18 – 21, the Committee of Experts
of the Follow-up Mechanism for the Implementation of the Inter-American
Convention against Corruption (MESICIC) adopted the
of the report
focused on examination of those oversight bodies in
examination was carried out taking into account
Some of the recommendations formulated to
With regard to the CPCCS: strengthening inter-institutional coordination; implementing internal regulations for processing complaints, allegations, and claims related to the pursuit of its objectives and to the performance of its personnel; creation of an Internal Audit Unit; and strengthening the institution by providing it with the human and budgetary resources necessary to ensure full compliance with its duties of preventing, detecting, and investigating acts of corruption..
Regarding the FGE: updating its post classification manual; strengthening the institution by providing it with the human and budgetary resources necessary to ensure full compliance with its duties; strengthening information systems and procedures to streamline the preliminary inquiry and follow-up process in order ensure the timely processing of cases, particularly those related to corruption; and the removal of obstacles, so prosecutorial inquiries into the crimes of embezzlement and illicit enrichment can be launched promptly.
Pertaining to the CGE: finalize the implementation of the Organic Organizational Process Management Statute of the Comptroller General’s Office; strengthening the institution by providing it with the human and budgetary resources necessary to ensure full compliance with its duties of overseeing the statements of net worth presenting by employees of the public administration; and developing mechanisms for the more efficient and expeditious restitution of harm caused to the State.
With respect to the agencies of the Judiciary and the Judicature Council: implementing the new judicial career; implementing the Organic Functional Post Classification Manual and the Occupational Index of the Judicature Council, together with their corresponding internal manuals; implementing the Organic Organizational Process Management Statute of the Judicature Council; and establishing an comprehensive information system to gather data on the substantiation of different types of crimes in general and specifically those considered in the Convention.
Some of the recommendations still pending from the First Round or have been reformulated address issues such as: strengthening the oversight agency responsible for the implementation of the Law on Transparency and Access to Public Information, continuing to enforce measures for the imposition of restrictions on those leaving public service, and repealing its desacato contempt laws.
The best practices regarding which Ecuador provided information involved, essentially, the FGE’s implementation of the Integrated System of Prosecutorial Actions (SIAF) which seeks, inter alia, to reduce the backlog of cases related to reports of indications of criminal liability submitted by the CGE; and the creation of the Judicial Function’s Management Transparency Unit, the powers and responsibilities of which include ensuring transparency and efficiency in the Judicial Function and strengthening inter-institutional anticorruption coordination.During this Twenty-Third Meeting, similar reports were adopted for
Edition N° 172 - March 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
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