Claudia Cinnirella is a research fellow in EU Law at the Department of Law of the University of Catania within the research project “ExTemPoRe. Exceptionally Bad Times. Memory, Policy and Regulation of Transnational Crisis”, where she works on the role of interstate solidarity in the management of transboundary crises. She graduated in law with honors at the University of Catania, held a postgraduate diploma in EU Law from the University of Naples “Federico II” and obtained a PhD in EU Law from the University of Naples “Parthenope”. Her thesis, entitled “Solidarity between the Member States of the European Union. A contribution to the interpretation of a general principle of Union Law”, explores the meaning and normative value of interstate solidarity within the EU legal order. During her studies, Claudia specialized in EU Law at the European University Institute, King’s College London, and The Hague Academy of International Law. As a practitioner, Claudia gained experience with traineeships at the Corte Suprema di Cassazione and the Court of Justice of the European Union. Claudia has been admitted to Bar and she is also a senior member of the legal clinic program “Coesione e diritto” of the University of Catania, where she offers pro bono legal assistance in EU/International migration and refugee law.
As an Emile Noël Fellow, Claudia will work on her book, complementing the analysis of the general principle of interstate solidarity with a broader account of its implications within the accession to and withdrawal from the European Union.