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OAS Anti-Corruption Mechanism Evaluates Canada, the United States, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Guatemala

From the 21st till the 25th of March, 2011, the Eighteenth Meeting of the Committee of Experts of the Follow-Up Mechanism for Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC) will take place at the Headquarters of the Organization of American States.

On this occasion, the anti-corruption experts from the MESICIC States Parties will analyze the implementation in Canada, the United States, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Guatemala of the provisions of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption related to the denial of favorable tax treatment for payments made in violation of anti-corruption laws, the prevention of the bribery of domestic and foreign government officials, transnational bribery, illicit enrichment, and extradition.

The Committee of Experts will analyze, inter alia, the legal and institutional framework of these six states and make specific recommendations for their improvement in such sensitive and important areas as those mentioned above, and, similarly, the Committee will evaluate the progress in implementing the recommendations that have been formulated to these countries in relation to the matters that were analyzed during the two previous rounds.

The reports of these six countries will be available on the Anti-Corruption Portal of the Americas.

Prior to beginning the work of the Eighteenth Meeting, there will be an informal session held between the Committee of Experts and representatives of non-governmental organizations and civil society from some of the states that will be analyzed on this occasion.

The MESICIC is an inter-governmental mechanism established within the framework of the OAS, to support those states that are part thereof with the implementation of the provisions of the Convention, through a process of reciprocal evaluations and under conditions of equality, in which specific recommendations are formulated with respect to the areas in which there are legal gaps or which require further progress. For more information, visit the  Anticorruption Portal of the Americas.


Edition N 47 - March 2011

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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