New ESCR tools and methodologies introduced to Buenos Aires Public Defender

In November, CESR's Sergio Chaparro participated in a workshop with the Ministerio Público de la Defensa of Buenos Aires about how to use the OPERA framework in the department's daily work.

The public prosecutor's office, through its international human rights law programme, organized two training days for defenders and administrative and tax officials, who were in charge of the members of the committee on economic and social rights. 
 
The meeting, which also included  Rodrigo Uprimny, member of the UN ESCR Committee,  also included the general ombudsman, Horacio Corti; Deputy General Advocate, Graciela Christe; and the Assistant Secretary-General for programme coordination, María Alejandra Villasur García.
 
Uprimny addressed issues related to the committee's current composition, country review processes and conceptual documents, as well as the individual case process under the optional protocol to the International Covenant on Economic and Social  and Cultural Rights. He also discussed emerging issues in human rights and the channels of communication between the committee and the public prosecutor's office.
 
Chaparro stressed the importance of addressing a human rights approach to public policy analysis. In addition, he discussed operating methodology, the tool that allows human rights institutions to measure the effective enjoyment of rights. In this context, a debate was held on enforceability and justiciability in a comparative perspective, addressing jurisprudence of international bodies and the use of data and information for the production of evidence for the enforceability of rights.
 
The aim of these meetings is to enrich the daily work developed from the jurisdictional and technical areas of the public prosecutor's office, incorporating new methodologies and tools to work towards the defence of rights in the city of Buenos Aires.