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April 8 – 10, 2014,
The Commission was composed by Mr. Mario Hidalgo Jara, Technical Analyst of the Implementation of International Instruments to Combat Corruption of the Council for Citizen Participation and Social Oversight (CPCCS) of Ecuador and current Chair of the Committee of Experts of MESICIC; Mrs. Marcela Miranda Pérez, Chief Councilwoman of CPCCS, and Ms. Carmita Idrovo Correa, Technical Analyst of the Implementation of International Instruments to Combat Corruption of CPCCS; as well as Mr. Antonio M. Lam, Head of International Technical Cooperation Office of the National Authority for Transparency and Access to Information (ANTAI) of Panama, who were supported by General Secretariat of the OAS in the visit.
During the three days of work, the members of the
Commission met with the top authorities and other representatives of
Haiti’s Unit for Combating Corruption; the General Inspectorate of
Finance; the National Public Procurement Commission; the High Judicial
Council; the Supreme Court of Auditors and Administrative Disputes; the
Office of Administration and Human Resources; and the Ministry of
Justice and Public Security, among others, in order to obtain objective
and complete information and reveal potential difficulties in the
implementation of the Inter-American Convention. It also provided an
opportunity to facilitate the obtaining of information related to best
practices, and provided
The Commission also had the opportunity to meet with civil society organizations, private sector organizations, professional associations, academics and researchers, in order to address issues related to the challenges facing the investigation, prosecution, and punishment of acts of corruption in Haiti; civil society’s views on the role of oversight bodies in Haiti; conflict of interests; sworn statements of assets and liabilities; as well as the participation of the civil society in the fight against corruption in Haiti.
The results of this visit forms part of the review process that is currently being carried out by the Committee of Experts of the MESICIC, and which will conclude with the adoption of the first Haiti report by the Committee at its next plenary meeting to be held in September 2014, in Washington DC 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 review process represents an innovative and pioneering initiative in the context of the OAS, especially for a peer review mechanism and the importance of the issues it addresses.For more information on the MESICIC, please visit the Anti-Corruption Portal of the
Edition N° 178 - April 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
cooperation between States Parties.
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