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CARLOS RAMOS NUÑEZ
Judge, Constitutional Tribunal of Peru

 

Carlos Augusto Ramos Núñez is a peruvian jurist and historian, his bibliographical production, in the field of the history of law, encloses the legal memory of Peru of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He was director of the Judicial Academy of Peru in 2004.

 

He currently serves as a Magistrate in the Constitutional Court of Peru, a position in which he has been elected for the period 2014 – 2019 by the Congress of the Peru Republic. He also works as General Director of the Center for Constitutional Studies of the Constitutional Court from Peru and he is the Director of the Peruvian Magazine of Constitutional Law.

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Birth:                           September 15, 1960 (Peru – Arequipa)

Profession:                  Lawyer, writer, historian

Undergraduate:           Catholic University Santa Maria

 

Postgraduate

Roman Law and Latin American Law

University of Rome II or Tor Vergata

 

Masters

Civil Law

Pontifical Catholic University of Peru

 

Doctorates

Doctorate in Law

Pontifical Catholic University of Peru

 

ACADEMIC TRAINING

He studied law at the Catholic University of Santa María, graduating in 1984. He was part of the first promotion of the master's degree in civil law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru in 1987. Under the advice of Fernando de Trazegnies prepared the thesis "Toribio Pacheco, Peruvian civilian of the nineteenth century" which the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru - Editorial Fund published in 1993 with the title "Toribio Pacheco, Peruvian jurist of the twentieth century".

 

In 1992 he won a scholarship to Italy to study at La Sapienza University in Rome, and with the sponsorship of Professor Sandro Schipani, he participated in research projects for the Tor Vergata University in Rome until 1995. In Lima he obtained a Doctor of Law degree in the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, supporting in 1999 the thesis "The columns of the law: Social History of Peruvian Law, XIX and XX centuries."

 

PROFESSIONAL TRAJECTORY

After a previous stage as university professor, in 1990 he assumed the general direction of advising  of the National Library of Peru, being director the cuzqueño historian Jose Tamayo Herrera. He was a lecturer at the National University Federico Villarreal in 1992, at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and the University of Lima in 1993, resuming his position at  the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru in 1996 upon his return from Italy, where he was commissioned by the Latin Union to elaborate the essay “The Napoleonic code and its influence in Peru”, which would evolve in the book “The Napoleonic Code and its reception in Latin America” published by the Editorial Fund of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru in 1997. He ventured in the theory of law publishing the book codification, technology and postmodernity, that generates controversy when announcing the end of the codification like method of organization of the legal norms, contrary to the jurists of the positive law who are reluctant to accept the crisis of the system in a situation besieged by a rain of special laws, the crisis of the book and the globalization. This book was reedited by Legisprudencia.pe in 2014.

 

PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE

In 1999 he was invited by Michael Stolleis as a visiting researcher to the Max Planck Institute for European Law History based in Frankfurt (Germany), being a regular visitor. In 2000, at the initiative of Professor Bartolome Clavero, he was appointed visitor professor of the University of Sevilla, beginning the saga of History of Peruvian Civil Law (19th and 20th centuries). In 2001 he is incorporated as a visiting researcher to the Robbins Collection of the Faculty of Law of the University of Berkeley (USA). Then the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru decided to sponsor the complete edition of the collection History of Peruvian Civil Law, a work planned in 12 volumes.

 

In 2004 he was appointed director of the Academy of the Judiciary of Peru and member of the Andres Bello Association of Franco Latin American Jurists. In 2005, he represented Peru, as a country of honor that year, at the Guadalajara International Book Fair, completing three generations of Peruvian jurists with Roberto Mac Lean and Marcial Rubio. In 2006 he was incorporated as a Member of Number to the Peruvian Academy of Law and to the National Academy of History of Peru. In 2007 he was visiting professor at the University of San Judas Tadeo of Sao Paulo (Brazil) and the University of Paris and  the Panthéon-Sorbonne (France) for the Lecture of the Americas. In 2008 he was a visiting professor at the University of the Argentinean Social Museum in Buenos Aires and the University of Guadalajara (Mexico). He is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the Judicial Academy of Peru and a founding member of the Latin American History Institute of law. In 2009 he was a researcher at the Institute of Hispanic American Studies in Spain. He was also declared an Illustrious Guest of the city of Quito (Ecuador).

 

In 2010 he is named Correspondent of the Royal Academy of History of Madrid (Spain), Corresponding Member of the Academy of Law and Social Sciences of Córdoba (Argentina) and the Institute of History of Law and Political Ideas Roberto I. Peña of Córdoba (Argentina). Since that year, he teaches a doctorate in law at the University of Buenos Aires, as well as continuing as a visiting researcher at the University of Berkeley and professor at the Postgraduate School of the National University of San Marcos and the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, where he maintains the quality of researcher. In june 2010 he postulated to the Constitutional Court of Peru, but after a tight vote in the Congress of the Peru Republic, he was not elected (with 78 votes out of 81 required), triggering opposition protests against the government after an uneven session. In February 2011 he was appointed Deputy Director of the Riva-Agüero Institute, member of the board of the Judicial School of Mercosur and, together with Vicente Ugarte del Pino and Fernando de Trazegnies, Corresponding Member of the Research Institute of History of Law from Buenos Aires. Since December 2012 he has been a member of the Advisory Board of Indecopi and Coordinator of the Peruvian Group for the History of Law and Justice..  On May 21, 2014, he was elected judge of the Constitutional Court of Peru for the period 2014-2019 by the Congress of the Peru Republic by 119 votes in favor, 0 votes against and 3 abstentions, being officially designated by Legislative Resolution No. 009-2013-2014-CR, published in the official newspaper El Peruano the following day.

 

Currently, while serving as a constitutional magistrate, he is a professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and the University San Martín de Porres.

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

He has been distinguished as Doctor Honoris Causa by the Santa Maria Catholic University of Arequipa, San Agustín National University of Arequipa, Huánuco University, San Pedro Private University, José Carlos Mariátegui University and Andes University Néstor Cáceres Velásquez, Pedro Ruíz Gallo National University and Private University of Tacna. He is also Honorary Professor of several universities.

 

Among the acknowledgments for his bibliographical production are the international award Ricardo Zorraquín Becú for the best work on history of law in the Iberian language of the triennium 2001-2004, the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru Award for Research 2006 for Volume V of History of Law in the Francisco García Calderón Prize, awarded by the Bar Association of Arequipa and the "Vicente Morales and Duarez" award granted by the Lima Bar Association in december 2011. It receives The Manuel J. Bustamante de la Fuente Award, in recognition of the academic and professional experience in the field of Law, in december 2012. Recently, in 2016, he received the "Francisco García Calderón" award by the Bar Association of Lima.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHIC PRODUCTION

• 2016: Ius Commune. Books and jurists in the Library of The Recoleta. Sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Catalog and preliminary study. Vol. I - Regional Library Mario Vargas Llosa of Arequipa - Legal Deposit No. 2016-16295.

 • 2015: Law and Justice in Leguía's Oncenium - FE- Pontifical Catholic University of Peru  - ISBN 978-612-317-109-4

• 2014: Law and passion. A jurist in times of Facebook - Legisprudencia.pe - ISBN 978-612-46603-3-7

• 2014: Legal culture, process and men of the forum - Manuel J. Bustamante de la Fuente Foundation - ISBN 978-612-46700-0-8

• 2014: Codification, technology and postmodernity. The death of a paradigm - Legisprudencia.pe - ISBN 978-612-46603-2-0

• 2013: Law, time and history. Academic Speeches - Legisprudencia.pe - ISBN 978-612-46603-0-6

• 2013: The Indecopi to its Twenty Years: The History of an Innovation - Indecopi - ISBN 978-9972-664-31-1

• 2011: History of Peruvian Civil Law (19th and 20th centuries). Volume VII. «Dogmatic in triumph» - FE- Pontifical Catholic University of Peru - ISBN 978-9972-42-982-8

• 2011: How to make a right thesis and not grow old in the attempt - 2nd edition, Juridic Editorial Grijley - ISBN 978-9972-04-342-0

• 2011: History of Peruvian Civil Law (19th and 20th centuries). Volume VI. "The 1936 code." Vol.3: "The institutional forest" - FE- Pontifical Catholic University of Peru - ISBN 978-9972-42-951-4

• 2009: History of the Faculty of Law of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru - Chronicles of Cloister - FE- Pontifical Catholic University of Peru - ISBN 978-9972-42-910-1

• 2009: History of Peruvian Civil Law (19th and 20th centuries). Volume VI. "The 1936 code." Vol.2: "The genesis and the sources" - FE- Pontifical Catholic University of Peru - ISBN 978-9972-42-878-4

• 2009: Jorge Basadre: Historian of law and comparator - 2nd edition, Juridic Editorial Grijley - ISBN 978-9972-04-243-0

• 2008: History of the Supreme Court of Justice of Peru - Editorial Fund of the Judicial Branch.

• 2008: Toribio Pacheco, Peruvian jurist of the 19th century - 2nd edition, FE- Pontifical Catholic University of Peru - ISBN 978-9972-832-33-8

• 2007: The pen and the law. Lawyers and Judges in the Peruvian Narrative - Editorial Fund of the University of Lima - ISBN 978-9972-45-198-0

• 2006: History of Peruvian Civil Law (19th and 20th centuries). Volume VI. "The 1936 code." Vol.1: "The artificers" - FE- Pontifical Catholic University of Peru - ISBN 9972-42-780-3

• 2006: History of Peruvian Civil Law (19th and 20th centuries). Volume V. "The signs of change." Vol.2: "Institutions" - FE- Pontifical Catholic University of Peru - ISBN 9972-42-741-2

• 2005: History of Peruvian Civil Law (19th and 20th centuries). Volume V. "The signs of change." Vol.1: "The repertoires and journalism" - FE- Pontifical Catholic University of Peru - ISBN 9972-42-741-2

• 2004: Jorge Basadre, historian of Law - 1st. Edition, Editorial San Marcos - ISBN 9972-34-055-4

• 2003: A social benefactor in the 20th century: Ignacia R. Canevaro - El Bosque Editorial..

• 2003: History of Peruvian Civil Law (19th and 20th centuries). Volume IV. «Legislation, lawyers and exegetes» - FE- Pontifical Catholic University of Peru - ISBN 9972-42-556-8

• 2002: History of Peruvian Civil Law (19th and 20th centuries). Volume III. «Jurists: The Murciélago and Francisco García Calderón» - FE- Pontifical Catholic University of Peru - ISBN 9972-42-467-7

• 2001: History of Peruvian Civil Law (19th and 20th centuries). Volume II. «The codification of the nineteenth century: The codes of the confederation and the civil code of 1852» - ISBN 9972-42-392-1

• 2000: How to make a thesis of right and not grow old in the attempt - 1st edition, Editorial Gaceta Jurídica.

• 2000: History of Peruvian Civil Law. (19th and 20th centuries). Volume I. «The illustrated legal orb and Manuel Lorenzo de Vidaurre» - FE- Pontifical Catholic University of Peru - ISBN 9972-72-618-1

• 2000: Codification, Technology and Postmodernity. The death of a paradigm - FE- Pontifical Catholic University of Peru - ISBN 9972-42-181-1

• 1997: The Napoleonic Code and its reception in Latin America - FE- Pontifical Catholic University of Peru - ISBN 9972-42-003-5

• 1996: Codification, Technology and Postmodernity. The Death of a Paradigm - Ara Publishing House - ISBN 9972-626-02-7

• 1993: Toribio Pacheco, 19th century Peruvian jurist - FE- Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.

• 1990: About Divorce. (Collection of essays) - FE- Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.

 

 

CO-AUTHOR

• 2008: History of the National Palace of Justice. Two Perspectives, (in collaboration with José Gálvez Montero) - Editorial Fund of the Judicial Branch.

• 2005: Trinidad María Enríquez - a lawyer in the Andes, (in collaboration with Martín Baigorria Castillo) - Lecture Editors - ISBN 9972-733-99-8

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