ILAC’s member the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice’s Lawyers Council for Civil and Economic Rights has written the report “Corruption in Times of COVID-19: A Regional Perspective on Public Procurement”, which covers perspectives on corruption in the Latin American region under COVID-19.
The report has an extensive section featuring Regional Perspective with country reports presented by members of the Lawyers Council from 14 countries who have surveyed the landscape in each of their own countries and provided summaries of exceptional legal measures for crisis response, the conduct of procurement processes under such exceptions, and resultant corruption risks and actions to minimise such risks, including in respect of transparency obligations.
This section also includes information as to initiatives developed by civil society organisations and other sectors to monitor government actions related to the pandemic, as well as public information about investigations of corruption into governmental actions related to the pandemic. The Lawyers Council furthermore presents a set of Recommendations calling on the legal community to support anti-corruption efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and recommendations for a critical policy focus on transparency and access to information, integrity and transparency in procurement practices, and citizen watchdogs and whistle-blowers.
The report is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese: https://bit.ly/corruptioncovidVCLC