Haiti agrees to Anti-Corruption Mechanism visit(Jamaica Observer -
WASHINGTON (CMC) – The Organization of American States (OAS) says the Government of Haiti has agreed to receive an on-site visit as part of the Fifth Round of the Mechanism for Follow-up on the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC).
The OAS said the French-speaking Caribbean country notified the MESICIC Technical Secretariat of its decision in accordance with the Methodology for Conducting On-site Visits. Haiti also consented to and received an on-site visit during the Fourth Round of Review.
For the Fifth Round, the OAS said the MESICIC Committee of Experts will review the implementation of the provisions in Article III, of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption, “which refer to the needed instruction to government personnel and the study of preventive measures that take into account the relationship between equitable compensation and probity in public service”.
The Committee will analyze the follow-up on the recommendations formulated to the States Parties in the Second Round, on topics such as public procurement, hiring of public servants, whistleblower protection and the criminalization of acts of corruption under the Convention.
“The affirmative answer from Haiti joins those previously expressed by Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, México, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, the United States and Uruguay, who communicated their consent to receive on-site visits as part of the Fifth round of MESICIC.”