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A Commission of the OAS Anticorruption Mechanism (Mechanism for Follow-Up on the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption – MESICIC) visited Peru, from September 8 – 10, as part of the review process of the Fifth Round of said Mechanism, carried out in accordance with the Methodology adopted by consensus by its Member States.  

The Commission was composed of the Assistant Director of Transparency and Accountability Policy and Research of the Ministry of Public Administration of Mexico, Jaime Abraham Moses Cerdio; the Director of Liaison with Government and Society of the Ministry of Public Administration of Mexico, Valentina Valdez Jasso; and the Technical Secretary of the Program for Good Governance of the Attorney General’s Office of the Republic of Nicaragua, Cesar Guevara. These officials were supported by the General Secretariat of the OAS in the visit, represented by the Legal Officer of the Technical Secretariat of the MESICIC, Luiz Marcelo Azevedo.

 During the three days of work, the members of the Commission met with representatives of the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic, the Judiciary, the Public Prosecution Service, the Supervising Agency of the Government Procurement (OSCE), the National Civil Service Authority (SERVIR), the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, the National Customs and Tax Administration (SUNAT), the Secretariat for Public Management and the General Coordination of the High Level Anticorruption Commission of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (PCM), among others, in order to obtain objective and complete information and reveal potential difficulties in the implementation of the Inter-American Convention.

The meetings focused on issues related to systems for government hiring, training and remuneration; the government systems for the procurement of goods and services; and systems for protecting those who report acts of corruption and the criminalization of such acts of corruption under Peruvian law.

The Commission also had the opportunity to meet with civil society organizations, private sector organizations, professional associations, academics and researchers.

 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 Peru country report by the Committee at its next plenary meeting to be held in March 2016, in Washington DC at OAS Headquarters.

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


Edition N° 232 - Sept. 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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