Global Governance Institute


Barnali Choudhury

Barnali Choudhury is Honorary Professor of Law at UCL. She leads the GGI research thematic on Global Justice and Equity.

Professor Barnali Choudhury’s work focuses on the intersection between economic and human rights issues at both international and domestic levels. Particular areas of interest include: foreign investment law, business and human rights, corporate social responsibility, international trade law, international arbitration, corporate law and corporate governance.

Barnali joined UCL in 2015, having previously taught at another London university and before that in Canada, the U.S. and New Zealand. She is the author of Public Services and International Trade Liberalization: Human Rights and Gender Implications (Cambridge University Press, 2012), a co-editor of Understanding the Modern Company: Corporate Governance and Theory (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and co-author of the forthcoming monograph Corporate Duties to the Public (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

Barnali’s work has been published widely and she has been invited to give talks in China, Switzerland, India, Lebanon, Germany, France, the U.K., Canada, Spain, and the U.S. Her research has been cited by the United Nations, the House of Commons and the House of Lords EU Select Committee, among others. She has held visitorships at NYU Law School, the University of Cambridge and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and Private Law. In 2017, Barnali was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship.

Prior to joining academia, Barnali worked as an international investment and corporate lawyer.