Elisabet Cerrato Guri
Professor of Procedural Law in the Department of Private, Procedural and Financial Law at the Rovira i Virgili University. PhD in Law from the same university (2008) and Extraordinary Doctorate Award (2009). He has participated in different national and international research projects. She is currently the principal investigator of the R+D research project of the Ministry of Science and Innovation "New gender challenges of the evidentiary right", and member of the research team of the European Project "Impact of the Barnahus model on protects rights of children victims of sexual abuse in the criminal justice system", of the OAK Foundation, led by prof. Núria Torres Rosell and of the Consolidated Research Group "Retos del Derecho Procesal" (ReDePro) of the Agency for Management of University and Research Grants of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
Her main lines of research are private execution, applied both to foreclosure proceedings and bankruptcy, and evidentiary law, with special attention to the field of gender violence and minors, which have given rise to numerous publications, of which her monographs stand out: "La ejecución civil privada: realización por persona o entidad especializada" (J.M. Bosch editor, 2008), "La tutela sumaria de la posesión" (Tirant lo Blanch, 2011) and "La tutela judicial de las víctimas de violencia de género. Some problematic issues" (Tirant lo Blanch, 2024).
He has obtained different awards, scholarships and grants in public and competitive calls, specifically: the Feixò Carreras Prize of the Barcelona Bar Association (2007); the Grant from the Centre for Legal Studies and Specialized Training of the Department of Justice of the Generalitat de Catalunya to carry out a study on private civil execution (2019); the award of the Board of Trustees of the Rovira i Virgili University for the Social Impact of Research (2020), ex post modality, with the proposal "The impact of research in foreclosure as a motor to promote new dynamics in the courts of justice", and the award of the Board of Trustees of the Rovira i Virgili University for the Social Impact of Research (2023), ex ante modality, with the project "Impact of the Barnahus model on protects rights of children victims of sexual abuse in the criminal justice system".
She has carried out several research stays at the University of Bologna (2008) and at the University of Oxford (2014, 2015 and 2019). She is part of the coordination team of the URV's Master's Degree in Business and Contract Law. She is the co-founder of the first spin-off in Social Sciences of the URV, LitiGest, dedicated to solving the serious problem of civil judicial execution through auction.