Taking the State to Court: CELS Uses Strategic Litigation to Access Public Information and Advance Human Rights in Argentina

Publication Type: Case Studies, Papers

The Open Budget Survey 2008, an independent analysis of national budget transparency and accountability in 85 countries, shows that governments around the world withhold a substantial amount of information about how they collect and spend public funds. In many countries governments also provide very little of the information needed to evaluate spending for and outcomes of specific public programs, making it very difficult for individuals and civil society organizations (CSOs) to advocate for better public policies.