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Peru

A Legal Research Guide

I. About this Guide   II. History, Government, and Political Structure   III. Sources of Peruvian Law  
IV. Periodicals   V. Directories and Research Guides    


I. About this Guide

This is a guide to University of Wisconsin campus and electronic resources for research in Peruvian Law. The guide begins with a brief overview of Peru's geography, history and political structure, and then proceeds to outline the main sources of Peruvian Law. The majority of the sources in this guide are in Spanish. Annotations are given in English where deemed necessary.

Please be careful to note the dates of publication for each text, as some may be outdated.

Unless otherwise noted, all call numbers refer to locations at the UW Law Library.

II. History, Government, and Political Structure

Like other Latin American countries, Peru has a rich mixture of races and cultures. People of European, Chinese and African descent coexist with indigenous tribes. The official language is Spanish but native languages such as Quechua and Aymara still survive. Peru's topography is marked by great variety--a costal strip, the Andean mountains and the tropical forests.

Before the European conquests, various indigenous groups inhabited Peru. The most important and prominent was the Inca civilization, which extended its empire through current day Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, southern Colombia, northern Argentina and central Chile. In 1531 the Spanish conquerors arrived and eventually defeated the Incas. Spain ruled until 1824, when Peru became the last of the South American countries to achieve independence.
The political history of Peru has been marked by a series of political disorders, coupe d'etats and dictatorships. Today, Peru is a representative democracy, governed by the principle of the separation of powers.

The executive branch is headed by the President, popularly elected every five years, with one consecutive reelection permitted. He is the chief of the state and head of the government. The Constitution provides for two vice presidents, who are also popularly elected.

The legislative branch is formed by the unicameral National Congress, which has 120 parliamentarians. Each member is elected for a five year period. The president has the power to veto legislation.

Peru's judicial branch is presided over by the Supreme Court of Peru, the highest judicial authority of the country. The Court is responsible for selecting, naming and ratifying the judges of Peru and for drawing the budget for the judiciary. The Superior Courts occupy the tier just below. These are mainly appellate courts, but in some cases they have original jurisdiction. Finally there are the Courts of First Instance, which exercise jurisdiction over minor civil and criminal matters.

III. Sources of Peruvian Law

A. Legislation

Peru is a unitary system. As such, the National Congress legislates for all levels of government-- national, regional and municipal. In Peru, laws exist in a hierarchal relationship:
1. The Constitution of the Republic of Peru (1993).
2. Organic Constitutional Law (Constitutional Laws, which interpret, modify and amend the Constitution).
3. International treaties.
4. Ordinary laws, decrees and resolutions.

B. Case Law

Peru is a civil law jurisdiction. Thus, a court's decision is binding only for the parties that participate in the trial. There are exceptions to this rule (e.g. matters of Habeas Corpus or cases of tax administration).

C. Opinion of Legal scholars

In civil law systems, the opinion of legal scholars carries a good deal of authority. The same is true of Peru. Legal scholarship interprets, analyzes, and criticizes legislation. The work of scholars is collected into study books, practitioner guides, and manuals.

A. Legislation

1. Constitution   2. Organic Constitutional Law  
3. Treaties   4. Ordinary Laws, Decrees, and Resolutions  


1.Constitution (Constitución Política del Perú)

Print

La Constitución Peruana de1993. Lima, Perú: Editora Jurídica “Grijle”, 1994.
Location: Law Library KHQ 2914 1993 A4 G37 1994
The constitution, constitutional and complementary laws, and the text of the American Convention for Human Rights.

Constitución Política del Perú 1993; Ley Orgánica del Poder Judicial, Ley Orgánica del Ministerio Público: Legislación Conexa. Trujillo, Perú. Editora Normas Legales, 1994
Location: Law Library KHQ 3156 A28 1994
Text of the Constitution and the constitutional laws.

Constitución Política del Perú. 1st ed. Mexico, D.F.: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México: Fondo de Cultura Econ.mica, 1994.
Location: Memorial Library KHQ 2914 1993 A2 1994
Text of the Constitution.

Palacios, D., Guillergua, R. Las Constituciones del Perú 1823 _ 1939. Lima, Perú: Editora “FECAT”, 2003.
Location: Memorial Library KHQ 2910 2003
The text of all twelve Peruvian constitutions.

Electronic

Abogado Peru
Location: http://www.abogadoperu.com/
Gateway to Peruvian legal information. Click on “La Constitucion Politica del Perú..”

Constituciones del Perú
Location: http://www.congreso.gob.pe/ntley/ConstitucionP.htm
From the official web site of the Peruvian government. Contains all the constitutions of Perú (1812 _ 1993).
Constitución
Location: http://www.todoelderecho.com/Peru/index.htm

This site gathers legislation, case law and current legal news. Select “Legislacion,” then “Constituciones del Perú.” (A Babelfish translation option is available on the home page.)

2. Organic Constitutional Law

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Constitución Política del Perú 1993; Ley Orgánica del Poder Judicial, Ley Orgánica del Ministerio Público: Legislación Conexa. Trujillo, Perú. Editora Normas Legales, 1994.
Location: Law Library KHQ 3156 A28 1994
Contains the Constitution and the constitutional laws.

La Constitución Peruana de 1993. Lima, Perú: Editora Jurídica “Grijley”, 1994.
Location: Law Library KHQ 2914 1993 A4 G37 1994
Includes the complete text of the Constitution, constitutional and complementary laws, as well as the text of the American Convention for Human Rights.

Ley Orgánica del Poder Judicial. Trujillo, Perú: Editora Normas Legales, 1997.
Location: Law Library KHQ 3156 A3 1993 A7 1997
Constitutional laws.

Electronic

Justicia Viva
Location: http://www.justiciaviva.org.pe/normas.htm
From the Hogel Defense Institute, Catholic University of Peru, and the Judges Association of for Justice and Democracy. Contains the Constitution, organic constitutional laws, selected legislation, and more. Scroll down to “Leyes Organicas.”

Leyes Constitucionales
Location: http://www.todoelderecho.com/Peru/index.htm
Site links to legislation, jurisprudence and current legal news.
Select “Legislacion,” then “Leyes Constitucionales.”

3. Treaties

Print

Convención Interamercana de Derechos Humanos: Pacto San José de Costa Rica
La Constitución Peruana de 1993
. Lima, Perú: Editora Jurídica “Grijley”, 1994. Location: Law Library KHQ 2914 1993 A4 G37 1994
Includes the text of the American Convention for Human Rights. Also includes the Constitution, constitutional and complementary laws.

Electronic

Justicia Viva
Location: http://www.justiciaviva.org.pe/normas.htm
From the Hogel Defense Institute, Catholic University of Peru, and the Judges Association of for Justice and Democracy. Contains the Constitution, organic constitutional laws, selected legislation, and more. To access treaties, scroll down and click on “Declarados Y Tratados Internacionales.”

4. Ordinary Laws, Decrees, and Resolutions

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Below is a list of texts that compile Peruvian legislation. The first five entries are general compilations; subsequent entries are organized by topic.

Anuario de la Legislación Peruana. Lima: Imprenta de “La Revista”, 1907.
Location: Law Library KHQ 35 A 25
Compilation of laws. Library has the following volumes: 1906-1909; 1917 to 1965.

Colección de Leyes, Decretos y Ordenes Publicadas en el Perú desde el año 1821 hasta el 31 de Diciembre de 1859. 16v. Lima: F. Bailly, 1861-1872.
Location: Law Library KHQ 43 1861
This collection gathers all laws, decrees and orders issued between 1821 (the year of Peru's independence) and 1859. The library has volumes 1-15.

Compilación de la Legislación Peruana. 6v. Lima, Cámara de Diputados, Direcci.n General Administrativa, 1950.
Location: Law Library KHQ 40 1950
Compilation of laws. Library has volumes 1-4.

INDECOPI: Organización y Funciones. Trujillo, Perú: Editora Normas Legales S.A., 1995.
Location: Law Library KHQ 1675 A28 1995
Legislation on intellectual property.

Normas Legales. Lima, Perú: Editorial Normas Legales S.A., 1942 -
Location: Law Library KHQ 42 N67 1942
Collection of commerical laws. Library has volumes 1-177; 179-302 (2001)
Administrative Law

Administración Pública. Trujillo, Perú: Editora Normas Legales, 1994 -
Location: Law Library KHQ 3230 A28 1994
Compilation of administrative regulations.
    
Agricultural Law

Legislación Agraria. Trujillo, Perú: Editora Normas Legales, 1993.
Location: Law Library KHQ 3784 1993
Collection of agricultural laws.

Ley 26505, La Nueva Ley de Tierras: Análisis y Comentarios. Lima: CEPES, 1995
Location: Law Library KHQ 3811 A31995 C37 1995
Analysis and commentary on the land tenure law.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Law (Arbitration and Mediation)

Código Procesal Civil. Texto Unico y Ordenado. Ley General de Arbitraje. Lima, Perú. Ministerio de Justicia, 1993.
Civil procedure code and the general law of arbitration.

Conciliacion : Compendio Legislativo. Trujillo, Per Editora Normas Legales, 1999.
Location: Law Library KHQ 2585 A27 C66
Compilation of laws relating to conciliation.

Banking Law

Banca y Seguros. 3rd ed. Trujillo, Perú: Editorial Normas Legales, 1991.
Location: Law Library KHQ 1143.31991 A52 1991
Collection of laws related to banking and and lending institutions.

Civil Law

Many of the codes referred to in this section are available via the web sites in the section that follows.

Codigo Civil. 1st ed. Lima, Perú: Facultad de Derecho y CC.PP. UNMSM: Editorial INKARI, 1993.
Location: Law Library KHQ 404.31984 A6 T67 1993
Text of the civil code.

Codigo Civil. Trujillo, Per : Normas Legales, 1994. Location: Law Library KHQ 404.31984 A52 1994
Text of the civil code.

Nuevo Código Civil. 1st ed. Lima: Epgraf editors, 1993.
Location: Law Library KHQ 404.31984 A6 A27 1993
Text of the civil code.

Civil Procedure Law

Código Procesal Civil. Texto Unico y Ordenado. Ley General de Arbitraje. Lima, Perú. Ministerio de Justicia, 1993.
Civil procedure code and the general law of arbitration.

Conciliación: Compendio Legislativo. Trujillo, Perú: Editora Normas Legales, 1999.
Location: Law Library KHQ 2585 A27 C66
Procedural legislation pertaining to conciliation.

Gomez, G. Legislación Procesal Civil. Lima: IDEMSA, 1993.
Location: Law Library KHQ 2574 1993
Includes the civil procedure code, the children's and adolescent's codes, arbitration laws and legislation related to the judicial branch

Children's and Adolescent's law

Sevillano, A. Código de Niños y Adolescentes: Protección Integral. Trujillo, Perú: Editora Normas Legales, 1994.
Location: Law Library KHQ 462 M54 A32 1994
Contains the children's and adolescent's code and international conventions.

Commercial Law

Codigo de Comercio. Trujillo, Perú: Editora Normas Legales, 1993.
Location: Law Library KHQ 1054 1993
Commercial code and complementary laws.

Commercial Laws of the World. Ormond Beach, Fla.: Foreign Tax Law Publishers.
Location: Law Library Reference Collection K 1001.4 F67 P37
Contains commercial laws from Peru. Not kept up to date since February 2001.

Doing Business and Investing in Peru. New York: PriceWaterhouseCoopers, c2003-
Location: KHQ333 B86 D65
Information on tax and legal aspects of doing business in Peru, including selected laws.
Criminal Law

Calder.n, G. Manual de Legislación Penal. 2nd ed. Lima, Perú: AFA Editores, 1990.
Location: Law Library KHQ 5805 C35 1990
Compilation of Peruvian criminal laws and regulations.
Código Penal. Perú: Cultural Cuzco S.A. Editores, 1992.
Location: Law Library KHQ 5414.3 1991 A6 V55 1992
Text of the criminal code.

Código Penal, Código Procesal Penal, Código de Ejecución Penal y Leyes Especiales. Trujillo, Perú: Editora Normas Legales, 1994.
Location: Law Library KHQ 5414 1994
Includes the penal code, the criminal procedure code, and criminal law enforcement code.

Legislación de Derecho Penal Peruano. 2nd ed. Lima, Perú: Berrio, 1994.
Location: Law Library KHQ 5402 A28 1994
Text of the penal code, criminal procedure code, and criminal law enforcement code.

Legislación Sobre Terrorismo y Pacificación
. Lima, Perú: Ministerio de Justicia, 1993.
Location: Law Library KHQ 5638 A28 1993
Legislation on terrorism and peacemaking.

Energy Law

Energía y Minas. Trujillo, Perú: Editora Normas Legales, 1994.
Location: Law Library KHQ 4134 A28 1994
Legislation on mining electric utilities, the environment, and more.

Nopo, H. El Nuevo Derecho Minero en el Perú. 2nd ed. Lima, Perú: Editora FECAT, 1993.
Location: Law Library KHQ 3924.31992 A6 N67 1993
Contains the general mining law and the environmental and natural resources code.

Environmental Law

Ballón, F. La Amazonía en la Norma Oficial Peruana, 1821-1990. Lima: Centro de Investigaci.n y Promoción Amaz.nica, 1991.
Location: Law Library KHQ 3328 B35 1991
Chronological index of legal resolutions adopted by the Peruvian government pertaining to the Amazon River region.

Compendio de Legislación de Aguas Naturales Protegidas. 1st ed. Lima, Perú: Instituto Nacional de Recursos Naturales: Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental, 2002.
Location: Law Library KHQ 335 A28 2002 A compendium of legislation pertaining to the protection of bodies of water.

Nopo, H. El Nuevo Derecho Minero en el Perú. 2nd ed. Lima, Perú: Editora FECAT, 1993.
Location: Law Library KHQ 3924.31992 A6 N67 1993
The natural resources code and general mining law.

Government Administration Law

Administración Pública. 2v. Trujillo, Perú: Editora Normas Legales, 1994.
Location: Law Library KHQ 3230 P38 1990
Legislation on government administration.

Ley de Normas Generales de Procedimientos Administrativos.
Trujillo, Perú: Editora Normas Legales, 1996.
Location: Law Library KHQ 3258 A3 1994 A7 1996
Legislation on government administrative procedures.

Labor Law

All of the following sources contain the text of labor laws.

Achahui, L. Texto Ordenado de la Legislación Laboral. 1st ed. Lima, Perú: Departamento Legal y Asesoría Jurídica: Ediciones y Distribuciones Berrio, 1994.
Location: Law Library KHQ 1784 1994

Laboral: Régimen Privado. Trujillo, Perú: Editora Normas Legales, 1992.
Location: Law Library KHQ 1784 1992

Legislación General del Trabajo.
Trujillo, Perú: Editora Normas Legales, 1993.
Location: Law Library KHQ 1784 1993

Legislación General del Trabajo. Trujillo, Perú: Editora Normas Legales S.A., 1995.
Location: Law Library KHQ 1784 1995

Legislación General del Trabajo. Trujillo, Perú: Editora Normas Legales, 1996.
Location: Law Library KHQ 1783.6 P47 1996

Municipality Law

Municipalidades: Legislación y Jurisprudencia
. 2nd ed. Trujillo, Perú: Editora Normas Legales, 1989.
Location: Law Library KHQ 3182 A28 1989
Legislation and case law pertaining to municipalities.
Military Law

Código de Justicia Militar. Non official ed. Lima, Perú: “Berrio”, 1993.
Location: Law Library KHQ 5246 A29198 A52 1993
The code of military justice.

Tax Law

Sanabria, R. Comentarios al Código Tributario. 2nd ed. Lima, Perú: Interjuris, 1995.
Location: Memorial Library KHQ 4861 A67 1995
Commentary, case law and comparative tax legislation.

Tributación. Trujillo, Perú: Editorial Normas Legales S.A., 1993.
Location: Law Library KHQ 4584 1993
Contains the tax code and other tax laws.

Tributación: Legislación , Jurisprudencia y Comentarios: Regimen General. 2v. Trujillo, Perú: Editorial Normas Legales, 1988.
Location: Law Library KHQ 4584 1988
Includes legislation, case law and commentary.

Tourism Law

La Riva, I. Legislación Turística. Trujillo, Perú: Editora Normas Legales S.A., 1995.
Location: Law Library KHQ 4103 T67 A3 1995
Laws on tourism.

Electronic

The following sites link to ordinary laws and decrees, including the various codes.

Abogado Perú
Location: http://www.abogadoperu.com/
Gateway to Peruvian legal information. Scroll down and click on “Normas Legales Oficiales.”

Archivo Digital de la Legislacion en el Perú
Location: http://www.congreso.gob.pe/ntley/LeyNumeP.htm
From the digital archive of the Peruvian legislature.

Colegio de Abogados de Lima
Location: http://www.cal.org.pe/
From the Lawyer's Association of Lima. Click on “Legislación” in the left side bar.
Justicia Viva
Location: http://www.justiciaviva.org.pe/normas.htm
From the Hogel Defense Institute, Catholic University of Peru, and the Judges Association of for Justice and Democracy. Contains the constitution, organic constitutional laws, selected legislation, and more.

RIJ (Red de Información Juridica)
Location: http://www.cajpe.org.pe/rij/
A gateway to legal information pertaining to human rights, with emphasis on the Andean community. To access Andean legislation, select “Legislación andina.”

Todoeldercho
Location: http://www.todoelderecho.com/Peru/index.htm
Links to legislation, jurisprudence and current legal news. Click on “Legislación” in the left side bar.

B. Case Law

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Abad, S. Selección de Jurisprudencia Constitucional: Habeas Corpus y Amparo. Lima, Perú: Comisión Andina de Juristas, 1990.
Location: Law Library KHQ 2712 H32 S45 1990
Compilation of decisions relating to Habeas Corpus and “Recursos de Amparo” (petitions for writs of protection that are similar to writs of habeus corpus.)

Cabello, C. Divorcio y Jurisprudencia en el Perú: Selección y Comentarios de Ejecutorias Supremas. 1st ed. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 1995.
Location: Law Library KHQ 510 A69 C33 1995
Compilation of divorce decisions issued between 1937 and 1994.

Ejecutorias: Civil, Commercial, Constitutional, INDECOPI, Penal: Jurisprudential Extranjera. Trujillo, Perú: Editora Normas Legales, 1998.
Location: Law Library KHQ 326 E34 1998
Compilation of decisions on civil, penal, commercial, constitutional, and Indecopi (intellectual property) cases, issued by the Peruvian courts between 1993 and 1997.

Ejecutorias Supremas de Derecho Civil Peruano. 13 v. 2nd ed. Trujillo, Perú: Libreri´a y Editorial “Bolivariana” 1953 - .
Location: Law Library KHQ 406 2953
Civil law cases from the Supreme Court, issued between 1936 and 1959.
Jurisprudencia Civil; Corte Superior de Justicia de Lima. Lima, Per Cultural Cuzco, 1989.
Location: Law Library KHQ 406 J88 1989
Contains 259 civil law decisions issued by the Supreme Court between 1987 and 1988.

Jurisprudencia Civil: Ejecutorias Civil, Comercial, Procesal Civil, Constitucional, Derecho Comparado. Trujillo, Perú: Editora Normas Legales, 1993.
Location: Law Library KHQ 406.23 J87 1993
Cases related to civil law, commercial law, civil procedure, constitutional law, and comparative law.

Jurisprudencia Civil: Ejecutorias Supremas. Trujillo, Perú: Editora Normas Legales, 1987.
Location: Law Library KHQ 406.23 J87 1987
Compilation of decisions on civil law.

Jurisprudencia Constitucional: Resoluciones/ Tribunal de Garantía Constitucionales y Tribunales Extranjeros. Trujillo, Perú: Editora Normas Legales, (1988-1990).
Location: Law Library KHQ 2698 A485 J87 1988
Case law from Peruvian and foreign courts pertaining to constitutional law.

Jurisprudencia Laboral: Resoluciones, Tribunales del Trabajo y Comunidades Laborales. Trujillo, Perú: Editora Normas Legales, 1988.
Location: Law Library KHQ 1786.23 J87 1988
Decisions on labor law.

Jurisprudencia Penal. Trujillo, Perú: Editora Normas Legales, 1987.
Location: Law Library KHQ 5416 J87 1987
Criminal law decisions from the Supreme Court.

Jurisprudencia Penal I. Trujillo, Perú: Editora Normas legales S.A., 1994 -
Location: Law Library KHQ 5416 J88
Criminal law cases from the Supreme Court. The library has the 1994 volume.

Jurisprudencia Penal: Procesos Sumarios II . Corte Superior de Justicia de Lima. Lima, Perú Cultural Cuzco, 1988-1990.
Location: Law Library KHQ 5831 A485 J87 1988
Criminal law decisions from the Supreme Court issued during 1988.

Municipalidades: Legislación y Jurisprudencia. 2nd ed. Trujillo, Perú: Editora Normas Legales, 1989.
Location: Law Library KHQ 3182 A28 1989
Legislation and case law pertaining to municipalities.

Electronic
Jurisprudencicia Civil y Penal    
Location: http://www.bibliotecal.org.pe/
Web site from the Lawyer's Association of Peru. Contains civil and criminal case law. Click on “jurisprudencia” twice, then chose “civil” or “penal” in the left sidebar. Finally. from the drop box, select the subject of your search.

Jurisprudencia Civil
Location: http://www.jurisprudenciacivil.com/
Registration is required. Decisions from the Supreme Court, constitutional court, appellate and trial courts.

C. Opinion of Legal scholars (treatises, guides and other texts)

Note that in civil law systems a great deal of scholarship is devoted to “interpretation” as a means for clarification and explanation of the law. The first entry is an introduction to the civil law system in Peru. A listing of texts by topic follows.

Rubio, M. El Sistema Juridico: Introduccion al Dercho. 6th ed. Lima, Perú: Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú, Fondo Editorial, 1993.
Location: Law Library KHQ 328 R83 1991

Administrative Law

Patron , P. Nuevo Derecho Administrativo en el Peru 4th ed. Lima, Perú: Editora y Distribuidora de Libros Huallaga, 1990.
Location: Law Library KHQ 3230 P38 1990
Guide to administrative law. Includes legislation.

Ruiz-Eldredge, A. Manual de Derecho Administrativo: Temática Esencial. Lima, Perú: Cultural Cuzco, 1990.
Location: Law Library KHQ 3230 R85 1994
Guide to administrative law.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Bustamante, A. Justicia Alternativa. Lima, Perú: Instituto de Economía de Libre Mercado, 1993.
Location: Law Library KHQ 2501 B87 1993
Treatise on alternative dispute resolution in Peru.

Cantuarias, F. El Arbitraje en el Perú: Desarrollo Actual y Perspectivas Futuras. Lima, Perú: Fundaci M. J. Bustamante de la Fuente, 1994.
Location: Law Library KHQ 2817 C36 1994 An examination of arbitration in Peru.

Civil Law

Arana, C. La Interpretación del Acto Jurídico. Lima, Perú: Cultural Cuzco Editores, 1992.
Location: Law Library KHQ 416 A88 1992
Treatises on scholarly interpretation of the law.

Arias, M. Exegesis: Código Civil Peruano de 1984. Biennial. 1a ed. Lima, Perú: Libreri´a Studium Ediciones, 1986 -.
Location: Law Library KHQ404.31984 A88 1986
Analysis of the 1984 Peruvian civil code. Library has 1989-2004.

Arias, M. Luces y Sombras del Código Civil. 2v. 1st ed. Lima, Perú: Libreri´a Studium 1991.
Location: Law Library KHQ404.31984 A885 1991
An analysis of the civil code promulgated in 1984.

Balbin, A. Derechos Reales. 1st ed. Lima, Perú (s.n.), 1990.
Location: Law Library KHQ 550 B35 1990
Study of In Rem rights (laws regulating rights with respect to real property).

Bullard, A. El Derecho Civil Peruano: Perspectivas y Problemas Actuales. 1st ed. Lima, Perú: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Fondo Editorial, 1993.
Location: Law Library KHQ 412 D47 1993
Collection of essays proposing modifications to Peruvian civil law.

Cuadros, C. Acto Juridico: Curso Elemental: Comentarios al Codigo Civil de 1984. Lima, Perú: Ediciones FECAT 1991.
Location: Law Library KHQ 404.31984 C83 1991
Analysis Code of 1984.

Eto, G. Derecho de Familia en la Constitución y el Nuevo Código Civil. Trujillo, Perú: Marsol Per Editores, 1989.
Location: Memorial Library KHQ 480 E87 1989
Treatise on family law.

Fernández, C. Derecho de las Personas: Exposición de Motivos y Comentarios al Libro I del C.C. Peruano. 5th ed. Lima, Perú: Cultural Cuzco S.A. Editores, 1992.
Location: Law Library KHQ 449 F48 1992
Discussions and commentaries on the first book (personal rights) of the Peruvian civil code.

Fernández, C. Protección Jurídica de la Persona. 1st ed. Lima, Perú: Universidad de Lima, 1992.
Location: Law Library KHQ 449 F47 1992     Treatise on protection of the person in Peruvian law.

Ferrero, A. Derecho de Sucesiones. 4th ed. Lima, Perú: Cultural Cuzco S.A., 1993.
Location: Law Library KHQ 670 F47 1993
Analysis inheritance law.

La Familia en el Derecho Peruano, Libro Homenaje al Dr. Hector Cornejo Cha´vez. Lima, Perú: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 1990.
Location: Law Library KHQ 480 F36 1990
Examination of family law in Peru, with an emphasis on the life and work of Doctor Hector Cornejo Cha´vez.

Lohman, J. El Negocio Juridico. 1st ed. Lima, Perú: Libreria Studium, 1986.
Location: Law Library KHQ 416 L64 1986
Treatise on legal acts in the Peruvian civil code.

Peralta, R. Derecho de Familia en el Código Civil. 1st ed. Lima, Perú: IDEMSA, 1993.
Location: Law Library KHQ 480 P47 1993
Analysis of family law in the civil code.

Puente y Lavalle. M. Contrato en General. v. 1, 2,3,5,6. Lima, Perú: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Fondo Editorial, 1993.
Location: Law Library KHQ 822 P836 1993
Analysis of contract law in the civil code.

Renteria, M. Derecho de Menores: Centros de Tutela. Lima, Perú (s.n.). 1990.
Location: Law Library KHQ 462 M54 R45 1990
Student thesis on children rights. Analyzes issues relating to juvenile detention centers in Peru.

Trazegnies, F. La Responsabilidad Extracontractual. 2v. Lima, Perú: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 1988.
Location: Law Library KHQ 957 T72 1988
Treatise on the law regarding unintentional torts.

Trazegnies, F. Para Leer el Código Civil. 3v. 9th ed. Lima, Perú: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Fondo Editorial, 1990.
Location: Law Library KHQ 409.5 P37 1990
Discussion of liability with respect to unintentional torts.

Va´squez, S. Derecho Civil: Definiciones. 1st ed. Arequipa, Perú: Ediciones Juri´dicas del Sur, 1990.
Location: Law Library KHQ 407.2 V37 1990
Definitions used in civil law.
Commercial Law

Boza, B. Invirtiendo en el Perú: Guía Legal de Negocios. 1st ed. Lima, Perú: Editorial Apoyo, 1994.
Location: Law Library KHQ 333 B86 I58 1994
Treatise on business law.    

Castro Gallo, M. Deuda Comercial, Su Cobranza. 2nd ed. Lima, Perú: Di ogo, 1990.
Location: Law Library KHQ 4570 C37 1990
Treatise on the law of finance.

Doing Business and Investing in Peru. PriceWaterhouseCoopers, New York, 2003.
Location: Law Library: KHQ 333 B86 D65
Guide to business law and business conditions in Peru.

Inversión Privada y Libre Competencia
. Trujillo, Perú: Editora Normas Legales, 1992.
Location: Law Library KHQ 1186 A28 1992
Treatise on investment law.

Laroza, E. Ley General de Sociedades. 8v. Trujillo, Perú: Editora Normas Legales, 1998.
Location: Law Library KHQ 1295 A31997 E44 1998
An examination of company law.

Montoya, U. Derecho Comercial. 7th ed. Lima, Perú: Editorial Desarrollo, 1986-.
Location: Law Library KHQ 1057 M65 1986
Treatise on commercial law.

Pozo, J. Sociedades Anónimas. 1st ed. Lima, Perú: JV Ediciones, 1988.
Location: Law Library KHQ 1308 P69 1988
Treatise on corporation law.

Vidal, F. La Bolsa en el Perú. Lima, Perú: Cultural Cuzco S.A. Editores, 1988.
Location: Memorial Library KHQ 1083 V53 1988
Discussion of the law related to stock exchanges in Peru.

Communications Law

Perla, J. Censura y Promoción en el Cine. 1st ed. Lima, Perú: Facultad de Ciencias de la Comunicación: Unión Latina 1991.
Location: Law Library KHQ 3623 P47 1991
Analysis and history of the law related to motion pictures.
Perla, J. Derecho y Comunicaciones: La Prensa, la Gente y los Gobiernos. 2nd ed. Lima, Perú: Universidad de Lima, Facultad de Ciencias de la Comunicación, 1989.
Location: Law Library KHQ 3015 P47 1989
Discussion of communications law, with an emphasis on freedom of expression.

Perla, J. Realidad Legal de las Comunicaciones. 1st ed. Lima, Perú: Instituto Peruano de Derecho de las Comunicaciones, 1990.
Location: Law Library KHQ 4380 R43 1990
Treatise on telecommunications law in Peru.

Constitutional Law

Alarcón, J. Juicio de la Constitución de 1979: Bases Para la Nueva Constitución de 1993. Lima, Perú: (s.n), 1992.
Location: Law Library KHQ 2921 A72 1992
This treatise on constitutional law criticizes the 1979 constitution and establishes the ground for the new constitution of 1993.

Bidart, G. Congresos Nacionales de Derecho Constitucional. Trujillo, Perú Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Constitucional, 1996.
Location: Law Library KHQ 2921 A67 C66 1996
History of the four constitutional congresses that took place in Peru between 1987 and 1993.

Blancas, C. Rubio, M. Derecho Constitucional General. 1st ed. Lima, Perú: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 1986.
Location: Law Library KHQ 2921 B53 1986
Essays on basic issues of constitutional law.

Contemporary Constitutional Challenges. 1st ed. Lima, Perú: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 1996.
Location: Law Library K3165 C56 1996
A collection of seminars and course materials about problems of contemporary constitutional challenges. The seminars were offered by the Universidad Católica de Lima and the University of Warwick.

Derecho y Ciudadanía: Ensayos de Interés Público.1st ed. Lima, Perú: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Fondo Editorial, 2002.
Location: Memorial Library KHQ 3003 D47 2002
Collection of essays on public interest issues relating to civil rights.

García-Sayan, D. Habeas Corpus y Estados de Emergencia. Lima, Perú: Comisión Andina de Juristas, 1988.
Location: Law Library KHQ 2772 G37 1988 Treatise on Habeas Corpus and the state of emergency in Peru.

González, G. Poder Judicial, Interés Público y Derechos Fundamentales en el Perú. 1st ed. Lima, Perú: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Universidad Diego Portales de Chile, 1998.
Location: Law Library KHQ 3156 G66 1998
Analysis of judicial power in Peru in relation to the protection of the individual rights.

Pensamiento Constitucional: Maestría en Derecho con Mención en Derecho Constitucional. 1st ed. Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Perú, Fondo Editorial, 1994.
Location: Law Library KHQ 2921 P46 1994
Essays on Peruvian and comparative constitutional issues.

Quispe, A. Temas Constitucionales. Lima, Perú: Editora Gráfica Cisneros, 1995.
Location: Law Library KHQ 2921 Q57 1995
Series of essays on constitutional issues.

Reforma Constitucional: Primer Congreso de Reforma Constitucional- Arequipa, 1993. 1st ed. Fundación Friedrich Ebert: Fundación Luis de Taboada Bustamante, Facultad de
de Ciencias Políticas y Jurídicas, UCSM: Instituto de Investigación Jurídica Natural , INDEJ- SCRIBAS, 2001.
Location: Memorial Library KHQ 2921 C646 1999
Discusses the constitutional amendments to the 1993 Constitution.

Rubio, M. Para Conocer la Constitución de 1993. Lima: DESCO, 1994.
Location: Law Library KHQ 2921 R834 1994
A guide to the concepts used in each article of the Peruvian constitution.

Serie: Lecturas sobre Temas Constitucionales .
Location: Law Library KHQ 2921 Z9 L42
This is a series on constitutional issues. See especially the following items:
- Del Golpe de Estado a la Nueva Constitución. (This book gather essays and commentary about the crisis suffered by Fjuimori's coupe d'etat, until the revision of the constitution in 1993).
- La Constitución de 1993 3v. Comisión Andina de Jurístas -- Lima: CAJ, 1994. (Analysis and commentary of the Peruvian constitution of 1993).
- Derechos Fundamentales e Interpretación Constitucional. Comisión Andina de Jurístas -- Lima: CAJ, 1997. (A discussion of the criteria used for legal interpretation by the constitutional courts of Peru and Colombia).
- Los Procesos de Amparo y Habeas Corpus; Un Análisis Comparado. Comisión Andina de Jurístas -- Lima: CAJ, 2000. (Comparative study of the “Recurso de Amparo” and “Recurso de Protección,” in Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela).
- Perú 2000: Un Triunfo sin Democracia. Comisión Andina de Juristas -- Lima: CAJ, 2000.
(Analysis of the electoral processes in Peru, from 1993 to the national elections of 2000).
Zubiate, F. Acción de Amparo. 2nd ed. Lima, Perú: Cultural Cuzco, 1990.
Location: Law Library KHQ 2730 Z83 1990
Treatise on Habeas Corpus in the Peruvian legal system.

Criminal Law and Criminal Justice    

Brice , P. Pasta Bica de Cocaina, Cocaina y Hecho Punible. Lima, Perú: Esciv Editores, 1989.
Location: Law Library KHQ 5703 B75 1989
Legal analysis of drug related issues in Peru. Includes texts drug traffic legislation and case law.

Peña, R. Tratado de Derecho Penal. 3rd ed. Lima, Perú: SESATOR, 1983.
Location: Law Library KHQ 5419 P468 1983
Treatise on criminal law.    

Peru: Improving Access to the Justice system. Washington D.C.: Inter-American Development Bank, 1997.
Location: Law Library KHQ 2501 P47 1997

Environmental Law

Andaluz, A. Derecho Ambiental: Propuestas y Ensayos. Lima, Perú: Proterra, 1990.
Location: Law Library KHQ 3421 A73 1990
Essays examining and proposing changes to environmental law.

Graf, S. Prospectus of a Course on Peruvian Environmental Law. University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1987. (M.L.I. Thesis).
Location: Law Library KHQ 3421 G73 1987

Human Rights

Brown, C. In Desperate Straits: Human Rights in Peru After a Decade of Democracy and Insurgency. New York, NY; Washington DC: Human Rights Watch, 1990.
Location: Memorial Library JC 599 P4 B76 1990

Informe Anual. Lima, Perú: Coordinadora Nacional de Derechos Humanos, 1998-2001.
Location: Memorial Library JC 599 P4 I543
Annual report on human rights in Peru. Library has 1998-2001.

Inter American Commission on Human Rights. Second Report on the Situation of Human Rights in Peru. Organization of American States, Inter American Commissions on Human Rights. Washington, D.C.: General Secretariat, OAS, 2000.
Location: Memorial Library JC 599 P4 R46 2000
Peru: Human Rights since the Suspension of Constitutional Government. New York: Amnesty International, 1993.
Location: Memorial Library JC 599 P4 P477 1993

Peru Under Fire: Human Rights Since the Return to Democracy. New Haven: Yale University press, 1992.
Location: Law Library JC 599 P4 P485 1992

Relación Entre Movimientos de Derechos Humanos y Sociedad; Agentes No Estatales de Política y Violación de Derechos Humanos. Lima, Perú: Comisi Andina de Juristas, 1994.
Location: Memorial Library JC 597 R45 1994
Study of human rights and social movments in Peru.

International Law

Ferrero, R. Derecho Internacional: Tercer Mundo, Temas de Derecho Internacional. Lima, Perú: Editorial Ausonia, 1989.
Location: Law Library K 3165 A57 F47 1984 v.2
Treatise on international law and its practice in Peru.
    
Labor and Social Security Law

Blancas, C. El Derecho de la Estabilidad en el Trabajo. 1st ed. Lima, Perú: Asociación Laboral Para el Desarrollo, 1991.
Location: Memorial Library KHQ 1871 B55 1991
Treatise on labor law.

Fajardo, M. Derecho de la Seguridad Social. 2v. Lima, Perú: Importaciones y Distribuidora Editorial Moreno, 1989.
Location: Law Library KHQ 1980 F35 1989
Treatise on social security law.

Rendón, J. Derecho del Trabajo Colectivo: Relaciones Colectivas en la Actividad Privada y en la Administración Pública. Lima, Perú: Tarpuy, 1992.
Location: Law Library KHQ 1790 R46 1992
Treatise on labor law.

Zelayarán, M. Derecho del Trabajo: Teoría Jurídico Laboral, Derecho del Trabajo Individual, Legislación y Jurisprudencia. Lima, Perú: Peruvian Pictures Editorial, 1989.
Location: Law Library KHQ 1789 Z45 1989
Treatise on labor law. Includes legislation and case law.

Law and Economics
Ferrero, R. Derecho y Economía. Lima, Perú: Ausonia, 1989.
Location: Law Library KHQ 330 F48 1989
Compilation of essays on law and economics.

Military Law

Hurtado, J. La Reforma del Derecho Penal Militar. 1st ed. Lima, Perú: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú; Friburg, Suiza: Universidad de Friburgo, 2002.
Location: Memorial Library KHQ 5246 R44 2002
Essays on criminal law in the military.

Mining Law

Basadre, J. Derecho Minero Peruano. 5th ed. Perú (s.n), 1990.
Location: Law Library KHQ 3929 B37 1990
Treatise on mining law.

Notary Law

Concuera, A. Comentarios a la Ley del Notariado. Lima, Perú: Marsol Perú Editores, 1994.
Location: Law Library KHQ 252 A31992 C67 1994
Commentaries on notary laws and regulations.

Social Science and Law

Gonzales, G. Pluralidad Cultural, Conflicto Armado y Derecho en el Perú (1980-1993). 1st ed. Lima, Perú: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Fondo Editorial, 1999.
Location: Law Library KHQ 2204 G66 1999
Analysis of roots of armed conflict in Peru between 1980 and 1993, with an emphasis on legislation pertaining to multiculturalism and the Indian community in Peru.

Tamayo, A. Derecho en los Andes: Un Estudio de Antropología Jurídica. 1st ed. Lima, Perú: Centro de Estudios País y Región, 1992.
Location: Law Library KHQ 2202 T36 1992
Study of law and anthropology in Peru.

Trazegnies, F. Law and Modernization in 19th Century Peru. Madison, Wis.: Dispute Processing Research Program, Institute for Legal Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School, 1987.
Location: Law Library KHQ 292 T72 1987

Trazegnies, F. Law in a Multicultural Society: The Peruvian Experience. Madison, Wis.: Dispute Processing Research Program, Institute for Legal Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School, 1987.
Location: Law Library K 376 T73 1987

Tax Law

Flores, P. Derecho Financiero y Tributario Peruano. 2nd ed. Lima, Perú
Ediciones Justo Valenzuela, 1986.
Location: Law Library KHQ 4589 F57 1986
Treatise on the law of finance and taxation.

Trademark Law

Cornejo, C. Derecho de Marcas. Lima, Perú: Cultural Cuzco, 1992.
Location: Law Library KHQ 1670 C66 1992
Treatise on trademark law.

Rosasco, V. Evolución del Derecho Marcario Peruano: (1985-1994). Lima, Perú: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 1996.
Location: Law Library KHQ 1670 R67 1996
History and evolution of trademark law.

Women and the Law

Levi, S. La Mujer y sus Derechos. Lima, Perú ADEC, 1985.
Location: Law Library KHQ 462 W64 L48 1985
Treatise on the law related to women's rights in Peru.

IV. Periodicals

The following are Peruvian law journals. If a periodical is oriented towards a specialized subject, this is indicated.

Derecho PUC: Revista de la Facultad de Derecho de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Lima: La Universidad.
Location: Law Library Periodicals, 3rd floor. Shelved by title.
Law journal of the Catholic University Law School. Library has 1995-2002.

Revista de Derecho y Ciencias Politicas. Lima, Perú: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos.
Location: Law Library Periodicals, 3rd floor. Shelved by title.
Journal of law and political science. Library has 1936-1977.

Revista de Jurisprudencia Peruana. Lima, Perú, 1943-. Location: Law Library Periodicals 3rd floor. Shelved by title.
Library has 1943-1981.

Revista Jurídica del Perú. Lima, Perú: Sociedad de Legislación Comparada, Comité Peruano, 1950 -.
Location: Law Library Periodicals, 3rd floor. Shelved by titles.
Library has 1989-1998.

Revista Peruana de Ciencias Penales
. Lima, Perú: Cultural Cuzco S.A. Editores, 1993-.
Location: Law Library Periodicals, 3rd floor. Shelved by title.
Journal of criminal law. Library has 1993-2002.

Revista Peruana de Derecho de la Empresa. Lima, Perú: Asesora Andina, 1988-.
Location: Law Library Periodicals, 3rd floor. Shelved by title.
Journal of commercial law. Library has 1988-2003.

Revista Peruana de Derecho Internacional: Organo de la Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Internacional. Lima, Perú: Impr. Torres Aguirre, 1941-.
Location: Law Library Periodicals, 3rd floor. Shelved by title.
Peruvian international law journal. Library has 1941-1976.

Revista Peruana de Jurisprudencia. Trujillo, Perú: Editora Normas Legales, 1999-.
Location: Law Library Periodicals, 3rd floor. Shelved by title.
Library has 1999-2001.

V. Directories and Research Guides

Print

Guevara Gil, A. Derecho Peruano/ Peruvian Law. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin _ Madison Law Library, 1995.
Location: Law Library KHQ 292 G84 1995
Selected lists of UW Madison libraries holdings of books, journals and miscellaneous publications related to Peruvian law.        

Legislación Electoral. Trujillo, Perú: Editora Normas Legales, 2000.
Location: Law Library KHQ 3053 A28 2000
Election law.

Libro Homenaje a Ulises Montoya M. Lima, Perú: Cultural Cuzco, 1989.
Location: Law Library KHQ 330 L53 1989
Scholarly essays on a variety of legal issues, written in honor of Ulises Montoya, a Peruvian legal scholar.             
Electronic

Essential Issues of the Peruvian Legal Sytem
Location: http://www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/Peru.htm
A guide to Peru's legal system, and a directory of law related web sites. From Globalex, an electronic publication sponsored by the NYU School of Law.
    
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Location: http://www.cidh.oas.org/countryrep/Peru2000en/TOC.htm
A report on human rights in Peru, containing a detailed outline on the structure of the Peruvian government.

Law Library of Congress
Location: http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/peru.html
Contains legal and general information about Peru with links to other web sites. Includes information on the Constitution, executive branch, judicial branch and legislative branch.

NATLAW
Location: http://www.natlaw.com/peru/peru.htm
The National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade. Contains links to legislation, case law, and more. Access to the site and searching is free, but most of the documents themselves are available for a fee.

Webs de Interés Legal del Perú
Location: http://www.jurisprudenciacivil.com/webint.htm
A directory of Peruvian legal web sites, managed by a Peruvian attorney.

World Legal Information Institute
Location: http://www.worldlii.org/catalog/2274.html
Gateway to information about the Peruvian government. Includes legislation, case law, treatises and more.



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University of Wisconsin-Madison Law Library
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