Supreme Court of Justice
Corte Suprema de Justicia
Emblem of the Judiciary of Peru.
Coordinates12°03′27″S 77°02′07″W / 12.057595°S 77.03532°W / -12.057595; -77.03532
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; 3 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 Palacio de Justicia in Lima, the headquarters of the Supreme Court.
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.





  1. ^ "Poder Judicial del Perú". Retrieved 11 April 2018.