Wednesday, 19 February 2014

OAS commission to visit Grenada

IN April, a commission from the Organisation of American States (OAS) will visit Grenada as part of the follow-up process of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption.

The Commission from the OAS Mechanism for Follow-Up on the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC) says it will conduct an on-site visit to the Caribbean island from April 22-24.

A statement from the OAS said that the Commission will meet with representatives from the main oversight bodies of Grenada. “The purpose of the visit is to 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 Grenada in its September 2014 meeting,” the Commission said in a statement.

“It is anticipated that the Commission will meet with Grenadian civil society organisations, private sector representatives, professional associations and academics, in order to address topics related to the issues being analysed in the Fourth Round of the MESICIC.

“Within the framework of the Fourth Round of evaluations, the OAS Anti-corruption Mechanism is also expected to visit Belize, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Suriname in April,” the statement added.

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. (LS)

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