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Jamaica’s Solicitor General, Michael Hylton, Q.C., has been elected Chairman of the Committee of Experts for the enforcement mechanism of the Inter-American Convention Against Corruption. The Inter-American Convention Against Corruption was the first international treaty against corruption and was signed by almost 30 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. The Committee of Experts was set up to monitor these countries’ compliance with the provisions in the Treaty.
Mr. Hylton joined the Committee in 2001, was elected Vice Chairman at the end of 2003 and at its meeting in Washington on September 26, he was elected Chairman. This is the first time that someone from the Caribbean or in fact, from an English-speaking country, has been elected Chairman of this important committee.