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OAS anti-corruption mechanism to visit Jamaica

Monday, February 24, 2014

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An Organisation of American States (OAS) commission is scheduled to visit Jamaica in April to meet with representatives from oversight bodies responsible for preventing, detecting and punishing corruption.


The commission, made up of representatives from El Salvador and Grenada, is from the Mechanism for Follow-Up on the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC).


They will collect information in the field about how these organs perform their functions, which serve as inputs for the preparation of the report to be drawn up by the MESICIC on Jamaica in its September 2014 meeting.


Their on-site visit to Jamaica is scheduled for April 1 - 3 and is being conducted with the consent of the host country, as part of the follow-up "inter pares" process carried out by the Mechanism in various countries of the region, the OAS said in a news release.


The commissioners, who will receive support from the Department of Legal Co-operation of the Secretariat for Legal Affairs of the OAS, are also expected to meet with Jamaican civil society organisations in order to address topics related to the issues being analysed in the Fourth Round of the MESICIC.


According to the OAS, the Anti-corruption Mechanism is also expected to visit Belize, Haiti, Grenada, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Suriname in April as part of the framework of the Fourth Round of evaluations.


"The MESICIC is a co-operation mechanism between states, with the participation of civil society organisations, established within the framework of the OAS, in which the legal/institutional framework of each country is reviewed for suitability with the Inter-American Convention against Corruption as well as the objective results achieved therein," the OAS explained.


"The incorporation of on-site visits, with the consent of the countries, as a stage and integral part of the analysis represents an innovative and pioneering initiative of the OAS, which has further strengthened this reciprocal review process."


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