Rocío Pérez-Puig

Of Counsel
Madrid
(+34) 91 576 19 00
Litigation

Experience

Specialist Judge in civil and criminal law enforcement, currently on leave. Elected member of the Standing Committee of the Governing Board of the High Court (Tribunal Superior) of Andalusia, Ceuta and Melilla.

During the past ten years, she has worked as a qualified lawyer in the institutional relations area of the General Council of the Judiciary (Consejo General del Poder Judicial). She has also acted as Secretary of the Justice and Disability Forum, the Legal-Economic Forum, the Environmental Forum, and the Justice and Business Forum since its creation by the General Council of the Judiciary. Among other noteworthy activities, she has chaired the meetings of presidents of the High Court of Justice, the Provincial Courts (Audiencias Provinciales) and the judicial associations.

She has chaired the annual meetings of Specialist Judges in the field of commercial, juvenile and family law, and prison supervision. She has also been a member of the Procurement Office of the General Council of the Judiciary.

Internationally, she participated in the International Association of Judges and the European Judicial Network and she led the Spanish delegation to the EU Committee on substantive criminal law during the term of the Spanish Presidency of the European Union in 2003. She was also a Spanish Delegate to the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in the United Nations and an expert-evaluator for the second round of evaluation of the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO).

 

Education

  • She was successful in a public examination to enter the judicial profession, and she was assigned to a number of courts including Barcelona, Seville and the Provincial Court of Madrid.
  • Law Degree, University of Seville.

 

Teaching

Assistant professor in the civil law department at the University of Seville and associate professor in the civil law department at the Central University of Barcelona and the Abat Oliba CEU University of Barcelona . She also lectured as an associate professor of the chair of the commercial law, labour and social security law department at the Central University of Barcelona.

She has also been a lecturer and director of several training courses at the General Council of the Judiciary, including a course on European Judicial Cooperation (SUBRED) and a course on the European Judicial Area.

 

Publications

Author of several publications on disability and coordinator of the following publications:

  • Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Volume I - Personal aspects and legal aspects; Volume II - Economic and proprietary aspects; and Volume III - Socio-sanitary and comparative law. General Council of the Judiciary and Caja Madrid’s Social Foundation (Obra Social) (2007 and 2008).
  • Guide to best practices on access and protection of rights of persons with disabilities in their relationship with the Justice System, in light of the UN Convention and the Brasilia Rules. General Council of the Judiciary (2011).

 

Affiliations

  • She was awarded with the Distinguished Cross (First Class) of San Raimundo Peñafort.
  • President of the Asociación Profesional de la Magistratura (Professional Association of Magistrates) for Western Andalusia, from 1999 to 2003.

 

Languages

English