RESERVATION TO INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION AGAINST CORRUPTION
Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana ratified the
Inter-American Convention against Corruption on December 11, 2000 and
deposited the instrument of ratification on February 15, 2001, subject
to the following reservation:
"The Cooperative Republic of Guyana does not consider itself bound to
extend the actions of seizure under Article XV of the present Convention
to the extent that such actions violate the provisions of Article 142(1)
of the Constitution of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana."
On March 29, 2011, the Government of the Republic of Guyana submitted a
letter to the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States
accompanied by an instrument attesting the fact that it is withdrawing
its reservation to the Convention.
The letter signed by H.E. Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, Minister of Foreign
Affairs, states that the reason for which the reservation was submitted
no longer exists with the enactment of the Anti-Money Laundering and
Countering the Financing of Terrorism Act 2009.
By withdrawing the reservation to said article of the Convention, Guyana
will now be able to provide to and to receive from any of the other
States Parties to the Convention, the broadest possible measure of
assistance in the identification, tracing, freezing, seizure and
forfeiture of property or proceeds obtained, derived from or used in the
commission of criminal offenses related to acts of corruption
established in accordance with the Convention.
Edition N° 51 - May 2011
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.