The Institute of Ecclesiastical Law (IDEC)

was established in 1994 as a result of the commitment made to the bishops gathered at the Peruvian Episcopal Conference and to other religious authorities and communities. Its objective is to deepen and disseminate the principles and norms of ecclesiastical law, to permanently instill an authentic understanding of this legal branch within the ecclesiastical and academic community, to promote humanistic education, and to provide ongoing legal services in these areas to all ecclesiastical jurisdictions and communities, regardless of their religious denomination.