Online version of this Newsletter:


The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has joined the other States Parties to the Mechanism for Follow-up on the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC), which have notified their consent to receive on-site visits as part of the review process of the Mechanism, which will commence in 2012 as part of the Fourth Round of Review. 

This consent was sent by the Permanent Mission, in accordance with the Methodology for Conducting On-site Visits.

In the official communication sent by the Permanent Mission, the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela noted that: Also considering the characteristics of the MESICIC, being impartial and objective in its operations and in the conclusions it reaches, the equitable application and equal treatment among States Parties, the non-adoption of sanctions, its conduct based on consensus and cooperation among States Parties and establishing an appropriate balance between the confidentiality and the transparency of its activities, and finally, taking into account the paramount importance given the Venezuelan State in the fight against corruption, manifested in the execution of various measures, among other the establishment of citizenry oversight, we report that we grant the consent for the aforementioned visits in the framework of the Fourth Round of Review of the MESICIC.  

To date, 27 States Parties to the MESICIC have formally communicated their consent for receiving on-site visits: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, The Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vicente and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, the United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Edition N 72 - September 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.

Read more here



Click here to subscribe or unsubscribe from this newsletter.

Department of Legal Cooperation
19th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20006