Transparency International welcomes new international anti-corruption body in Honduras

Transparency International, the global organisation leading the fight against corruption, welcomes the announcement by the Honduran government of the creation of the Mission to Support the Fight against Corruption and Impunity (MACCIH), an international body backed by the Organisation of American States.

Its mandate is to investigate and prosecute criminal activities in the country’s political, judicial and security systems as well as to provide advice and oversight to national institutions.

The creation of the body follows pressure from the public with thousands of people taking to the streets to demonstrate against corruption. It has been strongly supported by civil society organisations, including Asociación para una Sociedad más Justa, Transparency International’s national chapter in the country.

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