Supreme Court of Peru

Coordinates: 12°03′27″S 77°02′06″W / 12.05750°S 77.03500°W / -12.05750; -77.03500
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Supreme Court of Justice
Corte Suprema de Justicia
Escudo del Poder Judicial del Perú (con título).png
Emblem of the Judiciary of Peru.
Coordinates12°03′27″S 77°02′06″W / 12.05750°S 77.03500°W / -12.05750; -77.03500
Composition methodSelected by the National Board of Justice
Authorized byConstitution of Peru
Judge term length70 years old. At that age, the National Board of Justice can keep the judges for an additional term of seven years, following the same process established for the appointment. The seven-year extension can be repeated indefinitely.
Number of positions15[1]
Annual budgetS/ 2270 million
President of the Supreme Court
CurrentlyElvia Barrios
Since2 January 2019; 4 years ago (2 January 2019)

The Supreme Court of Justice is the highest judicial court in Peru. Its jurisdiction extends over the entire territory of the nation. It is headquartered in the Palace of Justice in Lima. The current president of the Supreme Court is Javier Arévalo Vela.[2]


The Palacio de Justicia in Lima, the headquarters of the Supreme Court.

The supreme court is composed of three Supreme Sectors:

Integrated into the Supreme Court are the Supreme Speakers and Supreme Provisionary Speakers, who substitute the Supreme Speakers in case of absence. The Supreme Speakers are distributed into each one of the Supreme Sectors that the law establishes. The President of the Supreme Court and the Chief Speaker of the Office of the Control of the Magistrature are not integrated into any Supreme Sector. The Supreme Court consists of three permanent Supreme Sectors (Civil, Criminal, and Constitutional and Social). Each Supreme Sector has five Supreme Speakers who elect a president within each other.


The Constitution guarantees the right to the double instance, which the Supreme Court recognizes. In event that this right is failed, the appeals in the processes that interpose before the Superior Sectors, or it is brought before the Supreme Court. The Abrogation doctrine is also recognized by this court.



  • Elvia Barrios Alvarado


  • César San Martín Castro (since 2004)
  • Victor Roberto Prado Saldarriaga (since 2007)
  • Ana María Aranda Rodríguez (since 2011)
  • Javier Arévalo Vela (since 2011)
  • Jorge Luis Salas Arenas (since 2011)[note 1]
  • Janet Ofelia Tello Gilardi (since 2013)
  • Héctor Enrique Lama More (since 2016)
  • Carlos Giovanni Arias Lazarte (since 2017)
  • Mariem Vicky de la Rosa Bedriñana (since 2019)
  • Carlos Alberto Calderón Puertas (since 2022)
  • Emilia Bustamante Oyague (since 2022)
  • Ulises Augusto Yaya Zumaeta (since 2022)
  • Manuel Estuardo Luján Tupez (since 2022)
  • Víctor Antonio Castillo León (since 2022)
  • Roberto Rolando Burneo Bermejo (since 2022)


  1. ^ Also the current President of the National Jury of Elections


  1. ^ "Poder Judicial del Perú". Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Presidente del PJ dice a la CIDH que "no hay violación de derechos humanos"". La Republica (in Spanish). 2023-01-13. Retrieved 2023-01-14.