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From September 8-12, government experts in transparency and the fight against corruption from the 31 Member States that participate in the Mechanism for the Follow-Up on the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC) will meet for the twenty-fourth time at OAS Headquarters. During this meeting, these experts will offer concrete recommendations to the principal anti-corruption bodies of Belize, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Suriname. During April of this year, these countries received on-site visits from representatives of the Mechanisms as part of its review process.

In addition, the MESICIC Committee of Experts will continue to advance in the consideration of the Responsibility of the Private Sector in Preventing and Combating Corruption, with a view to adopt a set of guidelines on the basic principles or fundamental rules that could be incorporated in domestic legal orders in order to promote, strengthen and ensure accountability of this sector in the fight against corruption.

In addition, by request of the delegation of Brazil, the topic of International Cooperation on Non-Criminal Matters in the Fight against Corruption will be addressed, as well as that of the Anti-Corruption Authorities (ACAs) Initiative, as proposed by the delegation of the United States.
Of note, to formally begin the deliberations of the XXIV meeting, it is expected that the Secretary General of the OAS, Mr. José Miguel Insulza, will offer welcoming remarks to the participants on Monday September 8 at 9:00 am (EST).

The outcome of this meeting, as well as the reports adopted by the Committee of Experts for Belize, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Suriname, will be made available at the Anti-Corruption Portal of the Americas.

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.


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

Edition N° 183 - September 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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