Children’s Right to Early Education in the City of Buenos Aires: A Case Study on ACIJ’s Class Action

Dec 09, 2011

Children’s Right to Early Education in the City of Buenos Aires: A Case Study on ACIJ’s Class Action

Through a complex litigation strategy that involved “freedom of information” requests, budget analysis, and media dissemination, the Civil Association for Equality and Justice (Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia, or ACIJ) pressured the formerly reluctant government of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, to acknowledge a legitimate unsatisfied claim related to school vacancies for initial-level education and commit to making significant policy changes. This case study examines the ACIJ campaign and draws lessons for civil society engagement in public finance processes.

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