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Representatives of the public and private sectors met with international specialists to discuss actions to be followed in the process of Peru’s ratification of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.
Congressmen, entrepreneurs, journalists, and representatives from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Anti-Corruption Forum of the United Kingdom gathered between June 30 and July 1 to exchange ideas regarding the actions to be followed in the process of Peru’s ratification of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention; and how to ensure Peruvian rules comply with the international standards of the most developed countries in the world. Susana Silva Hasembank, General Coordinator of the High Level Anti-corruption Commission, said that the meetings were important spaces of coordination and discussion among the public sector, the private sector and civil society.
We had the participation of international experts including Nicola Bonucci, Director of Legal Affairs of the OECD and Graham Hand, expert of GovRisk (International Governance and Risk Institute) and coordinator of the Anti-corruption Forum of the United Kingdom, as well as important Peruvian personalities from public and private sectors including Daniel Figallo, Minister of Justice, Juan Carlos Eguren, President of Justice and Human Rights Commission of the Congress, Luis Salazar, President of National Society of Industries and Alfonso Garcia Miro, President of CONFIEP.
Dominic Williams, Deputy Head of Mission of the British Embassy in Lima, said that the British Embassy is proud to support these projects in Peru as part of the efforts of the Government of the United Kingdom to promote policies that encourage economic development and help to overcome obstacles. From the United Kingdom experience, alliances and joint work with Government, companies and civil society have been key elements in efforts to tackle corruption.
This initiative has been the result of a joint effort between the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, the High-level Anti-corruption Commission, the International Governance and Risk Institute (GovRisk), the OECD, the British Embassy in Peru, the Justice and Human Rights Commission of the Congress, the National Society of Industries, CONFIEP and the Peruvian Press Council.
The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention seeks to even out conditions for fair competition in international transactions, fighting to eliminate corruption of public servants when competing for contracts and investment. The Convention is the first and only international anti-corruption instrument that focuses on the “provider” side of corruption, i.e. the person or entity that offers, promises or grants a gift.
This is the most recent initiative GovRisk has made in association with the British Embassy in Lima, to support the Peruvian Government in the effective implementation of its anti-corruption strategy. Prior to this, capacity-building programmes were carried out including the design of manuals for best practices for the detection, investigation, prosecution and punishment of corruption and fraud; and the development of public procurement processes that contribute to prevent corruption.