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About Us

Objectives and Goals

The Institute,

Established in 1994, as the result of a commitment assumed before the Peruvian Episcopal Conference and other authorities and religious communities, it is devoted to the study, and develop of the different aspects of Ecclesiastical Law. This discipline studies, among other issues, the legal aspects related to the Right to Religious Freedom and the Right of Conscience, in particular examining the Laws and Treaties that establish and regulate the relations between States and different religious confessions.

Among its main objectives we find the development and dissemination of the principles and norms of Ecclesiastical Law, inculcating among its members, and the ecclesiastical and academic communities, the most profound knowledge of this legal branch, promoting the humanistic formation of its members. The Institute provide its permanent services to all that Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions and Communities, belonging to all religious confessions, in the referred matters.

With the purpose of promoting the studies of this legal branch, the Institute has among its main academic activities the organization of conferences on the different topics related to it; In the same manner, it promotes, organizes, and teaches courses at Universities and Institutes of Higher Education. On the other hand, it seeks to systematize the different criteria and foundations for the defense of Religious Freedom and the relations of each Religious Confession in relation to the different States, in accordance with its nature. Within this order of ideas, the Institute organizes seminars and conferences lectured by the main and most respected international authors and professors, specialists in the field, in its effort to remain as a center of profound legal reflection in the branch of Ecclesiastical Law.