Enrico Zannarini

Visiting Researcher

Enrico Zannarini, an Italian PhD student currently enrolled in the PhD course “European Union law and national legal systems” at the Università degli Studi di Ferrara.

In order to complete my academic background, in March 2020, I obtained an International Double Degree in law studying both at the Università degli Studi di Ferrara and at the Universidad de Granada, discussing a thesis in public international law entitled “Entre inmunidad e impunidad. Los abusos de los agentes diplomáticos hacia los criados particulares”. In August 2021, I held a Master Degree in Public International Law at Leiden University, discussing a thesis in public international law entitled “The Responsibility to Protect and its legal status within the International Framework”.

My interest in both public international law and European union law is reflected in the ongoing thesis research project, entitled “European Union and Responsibility to Protect”. As a matter of fact, on the one hand, it will be deeply scrutinized the legal status of the ‘Responsibility to Protect’ doctrine as well as its underlying legal obligations enshrined in the international legal framework. On the other hand, it will be carried out an in-depth study of the role played by the European Union in both its internal and external action in relation with the policies and decisions undertaken in order to halt and prevent the commission of international core crimes such as genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.