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Belize and Uruguay have joined the list of States Parties to the Mechanism for Follow-up on Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC) that have given their consent to receive on-site visits as part of the review process that the Mechanism is to carry out as part of its Fourth Round as of 2012.


Through their Permanent Missions to the OAS, these two states formally notified the MESICIC Technical Secretariat of this decision in accordance with the Methodology for Conducting On-site Visits adopted by the Mechanism’s Committee of Experts in March 2011, which, in addition to regulating the way in which states are to indicate their consent, contains the provisions necessary for attaining its goals.

Over the coming days, the Technical Secretariat expects to receive similar notifications of permission from many of the remaining states, which have reported that they are taking the steps needed domestically to formalize their consent. The states that have to date formally expressed their acceptance include Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, the United States, and Uruguay.

Edition N° 60 - August 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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