The Commission was created in accordance to section 3 of Cayman's Anti-Corruption Law which came into effect on 1 January 2010. This body will be responsible for administering the Anti Corruption Law (2008). In short, the commission's purpose is to:
The Commissioner of Police (Chairman)
The Complaints Commissioner
The Auditor General
Two other persons,† appointed by the Governor; each of whom shall be retired judges of the Grand Court or Court of Appeal; retired police officers; retired justices of the peace or magistrates; or retired attorneys-at-law.
Under the Anti-Corruption Law (2008), the primary functions and duties of the ACC are to:
The offences listed in the ACL (2008) include:
†The Governor has the power to give directions to the Commission with respect to policy followed in the performance of its functions in matters that concern the public interest. He is also responsible for:-
Once a report has been received by the ACC it will be registered by the Commissions Secretariat as a formal report and it will be placed on the agenda for the next available ACC monthly meeting. At this meeting the ACC will examine the report to see whether it discloses an allegation pursuant to Part 3 of the Cayman Islands Anti-Corruption Law (2008). If it does then the ACC will decide on a timetable and an action plan to move the report forward. In such cases, the ACC will request that the Anti-Corruption Unit assist in the investigation phase of the process.
Where a report is considered urgent, the Chairman of the ACC may circulate the report amongst all Commissioners and request that an action plan be decided without delay.
Once the ACC has obtained all of the information that it requires, the Anti-Corruption Unit will assist in producing a draft Report with its recommendations to the ACC.
Upon receipt of a draft Report, the ACC can either refer the matter back to the Anti-Corruption Unit for further investigation or clarification; or it can produce a Final Report.
The Final Report containing the conclusions of an ACC investigation is submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions and may have the following impact:
The Commission can be contacted through the Commissions Secretariat.
Last Updated 2011-05-30