Advocating for Human Rights in Public Budgets

Equity for Children partner The Observatory on Latin America (OLA) of the New School hosted the “Advocating for Human Rights in Public Budgets: A conversation with Horacio Corti, Public Defender, Judicial Power, City of Buenos Aires and Thomas Kruse, Director Global Governance, Rockefeller Brothers Fund.”

Public finance is one of the most fundamental elements for the rule of law. A focus on the budget challenges the traditional singular emphasis on taxes. This talk explained the relationship between fundamental rights, public structures and action, and budgetary decisions.

Horacio Guillermo Corti is the current General Defender of the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He served as Judge at the Chamber of Appeals in Administrative and Tax Litigation as well as President of the Judicial Council in Buenos Aires. He has also been professor of Public Finance, Tax Law, and French-Argentine Law in Argentina and in France. Corti holds a PhD in Law from Buenos Aires University and is author of a number of books including his latest title on Budgetary Constitutional Law.

The event was held on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 from 3:30 – 5:30pm at the Hirshon Suite, The New School, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor.

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