Christian Courtis is a Human Rights Officer with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, where he coordinates the working team on economic, social and cultural rights. He is a law professor at the University of Buenos Aires Law School and invited professor at ITAM Law School (Mexico). He has been visiting professor and researcher at different universities in Europe, Latin America and the United States. He has served as a consultant for the World/Panamerican Health Organization, UNESCO, the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the Economic and Social Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Inter-American Institute for Human Rights. He was previously the director of the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Project of the International Commission of Jurists (Geneva).