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OAS ANTI-CORRUPTION MECHANISM TO HOLD XXIV MEETING
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
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
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
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
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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