MESICIC Plenary Meeting: the Responsibility of the Private Sector in Preventing and Combatting Corruption


On 11 September 2014, during its 24th Plenary, the Committee of Experts of the MESICIC (Mechanism for Follow-up on the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption), further explored "the Responsibility of the Private Sector in Preventing and Combatting Corruption."

Along with the International Bar Association, participants included the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade and the Fairfax Group, who gave presentations on their respective organisations' progress in anti-corruption and included discussions with the States Parties to the MESICIC.

This is the second in a four-phase process expected to result in the adoption of guidelines for fundamental principles to be studied with the aim of incorporating them into domestic laws or regulatory frameworks aimed at promoting, strengthening, or securing private sector responsibility in preventing and combatting corruption. 

Presentations may be viewed here.   

The MESICIC is an intergovernmental mechanism, whose rules allow for broad participation of non-governmental and civil society organisations. 

Gonzalo Guzman, IBA Head of Legal Projects, addressing the MESICIC Plenary