How far are with UNCAC Implementation? Public Service CEO explains
The Government of Belize has yet to fully implement UNCAC- the United Nations Convention Against Corruption. Belize acceded to the UNCAC on the 12th day of December 2016. The Convention has not been entered into force as a consequence of Belize being a country that has the dualist system in international law. In effect, the Convention now has to be incorporated into domestic or municipal law to be given full force and effect. CEO in the Ministry of Public Service Rolando Zetina says that full implementation will be completed at the end of the implementation review process.
Rolando Zetina, CEO, Ministry of Public Service: “Our good governance unit is engaged in conversations with UNCAC, with United Nations anti corruption agencies, the South American Caribbean Organization Against Corruption and other initiatives. I know we hear the cry “Sign UNCAC” but I must say that it is a process. It’s not that you can decide on a date and then sign, it is a process where there are different country reviews. Right now for example in the next few months we have experts coming from the Marshall Islands, from Uruguay do a review on Belize to see where we are if we’re ready for UNCAC and our good governance unit is working towards that in establishing systems that will allow us to sign the UNCAC.”