Confesos (DCH) (Confessed (DCH))

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Agustín Casagrande

Universidad Nacional de La Plata - Max Planck Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte

Date Written: December 31, 2018

Abstract

Spanish Abstract: El presente artículo trata sobre la confesión en materia procesal. Esto hace que el lema “confesos” no se refiera a la práctica sacramental sino a la forma de obtener un efecto mediante este privilegiado mecanismo de prueba. En particular, se estudian dos formas de confesión: la judicial y la extrajudicial. Se destacan de cada una el sistema de formalidades, los orígenes conceptuales y los efectos en la práctica de la justicia en el derecho indiano. Para ello, se observan los modos en que la confesión se efectuaba, ya fuera de manera simple o calificada; ya fuera expresa o tácita. Asimismo, se observan los instrumentos y las fórmulas que hacían a la materia probatoria en confesiones. Para ello, se estudia la casuística desarrollada en función de la diversidad del mundo Hispanoamericano y Filipino durante los siglos XVI a XVIII; en particular aquella retratada en la literatura práctica del período.

English Abstract: This article deals with confession in procedural law. This means that the term 'confessants' does not refer to a sacramental practice but rather to a means of obtaining an effect through this privileged proofing mechanism. In particular, two forms of confession are dealt with: judicial and extrajudicial. The system of formalities, the conceptual origins and the effects on the practice of justice in Derecho Indiano are emphasised. To this end, the ways in which confessions were carried out – whether simple or qualified, whether explicit or implicit – are examined in this article. Moreover, the instruments and formulas, which were used as proofs in confirming, and the casuistic developed with regard to the diversity of the Hispanic-American and Filipino world in the 16th-18th centuries are treated, in particular the cases depicted in the practical literature of the period.

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Keywords: canon law, procedural history, confession at trial, out-of-court confession, derecho indiano

Suggested Citation

Casagrande, Agustín, Confesos (DCH) (Confessed (DCH)) (December 31, 2018). Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2019-07. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3343280 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3343280

Agustín Casagrande (Contact Author)

Universidad Nacional de La Plata - Max Planck Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte ( email )

calle 48 entre 6 y 7
La Plata, Buenos Aires 1900
Argentina

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