Local August 31, 2013 | 12:15 pm

OAS anti-corruption mechanism to visit DR

Santo Domingo.– A Commission from the OAS Mechanism for Follow-Up on the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC) will conduct, from October 8 to 10, an on-site visit to the Dominican Republic.

The visit will take place with the consent of the host country, as part of the review process that the Mechanism is carrying out, inter pares, in accordance with the Methodology for Conducting On-Site Visits, adopted by its member states.

The Commission will be made up of representatives from Honduras and Uruguay as well as from the Department of Legal Cooperation of the Secretariat for Legal Affairs of the OAS, in its capacity as the Technical Secretariat of the MESICIC.

Meetings are to take place with representatives from oversight bodies responsible for preventing, detecting and punishing corruption, the purpose of which is to review the manner in which the Inter-American Convention against Corruption is being implemented in the Dominican Republic and to provide first hand, objective and complete information for consideration of its national report, which will be adopted by the Committee of Experts of the MESICIC in a meeting in March 2014.

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