The Academia de la Magistratura is the official institution in the Peruvian state; with the goal to develop and integral and continuous system of training, continuous education and certification of judges and prosecutors at our Judicial Power and Public Ministry in all its levels; promoting an ethical and legal education, a creative conscience, and a permanent reflection on the role they have to assume in the service of justice for the development of the country. The Academia also extends its training activities to the auxiliary personal in the justice system.
The Peruvian 1993 Constitution in its 151th Article, ordered the creation of the Academia de la Magistratura, and gave it the goal to educate and train judges and prosecutors so that the justice administration system gets improved and with that, the democratic system and the rule of law in the country solidify.
In July 21st 1994 the law N° 26335, ‘‘Ley Organica de la Academia de la Magistratura’’ was enacted. This law recognizes its administrative, academic and economic autonomy and its public law character.
The Academia de la Magistratura started working in 1995; it began its operations by establishing three permanent educational programs called: Applicants Formation Program (PROFA), Updating and Improvement Program (PAP), and the Promotion Training Program (PCA).
In June 19th 1996 the Academia de la Magistratura was included in a reform and modernization program of the institutions that compose the judicial system; and so all its governing functions were delegated to the Reorganization and Government Commission.
At the end of the year 2000, in the context of the democratic transition in the country and specially the justice system, the law N° 27367 was enacted. This law deactivated the Executive Commissions in the judiciary, and it reestablished the functions of the natural government organs in the Academia de la Magistratura, and so in December of that year the Directive Board was formed, as a democratic expression of its Ley Organica.