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URUGUAY COMMUNICATES ITS CONSENT TO RECEIVE ON-SITE VISIT OF THE OAS ANTICORRUPTION MECHANISM 

Uruguay joins the growing number of countries that have provided their consent to receive on-site visits as part of the review process of the Fifth Round of Review of the Mechanism for Follow-up on the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC).

This consent was formally provided by the Permanent Mission of Uruguay to the OAS, in a communication sent to the Department of Legal Cooperation of the Secretariat of Legal Affairs of the OAS, in its capacity as the MESICIC Technical Secretariat, in accordance with the Methodology for Conducting On-site Visits.

This will be the second time Uruguay receives an on-site visit from the MESICIC. In this respect, the first visit took place successfully April 8 10, 2013, during the Fourth Round of Review of this Mechanism. The results of this visit formed part of the Uruguay country report adopted by the MESICIC Committee of Experts in September 2013.

The Fifth Round of the MESICIC will review, among others, the progress made by the States Parties to address the recommendations formulated in their country reports of the Second Round with respect to systems of government hiring, procurement of goods and services, and protecting those who, in good faith, report acts of corruption. Implementation of other provisions of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption will also be reviewed.

To date, in addition to Uruguay, the following countries have formally expressed their consent to receive on-site visits for the Fifth Round: Chile, Guyana, Mexico, Peru and the United States. The MESICIC Technical Secretariat expects to receive similar notifications from other States, which have reported that they are taking the necessary steps domestically to formalize their consent.

For more information on the MESICIC, please visit the Anti-Corruption Portal of the Americas.

Edition N 203 - February 2015

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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