Director of the Nathanson centre

Barnali Choudhury

Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
Barnali Choudhury photo

Prof. Choudhuryis a widely recognized expert on business and international economic issues, particularly as they relate to human rights. She has published numerous books, including Corporate Duties to the Public(Cambridge University Press, 2019); Understanding the Company: Corporate Governance and Theory (Cambridge University Press, 2017); and Public Services and International Trade Liberalization: Human Rights and Gender Implications (Cambridge University Press, 2012); as well as a forthcoming commentary on the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Her work has appeared in the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, the Berkeley Business Law JournalInternational & Comparative Law Quarterly and the Journal of Corporate Law Studies, as well as many other journals and book chapters. Prof. Choudhury has also contributed tothe Oxford Business Law Blog, the Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog and the American Society of International Law Insight, among other online forums. She has written op-eds for The Globe and Mail, the Neue Zürcher Zeitung and iPolitics, and her work has been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek. Her numerous research grants include support from the Leverhulme Trust, one of the UK’s most prestigious research bodies. Prior to joining the Osgoode faculty in 2021, she was a professor at University College London (where she remains an Honorary Professor) and academic director of its Global Governance Institute.

Research interests: business and human rights, corporate governance, corporate law, corporate social responsibility, international arbitration, international investment law, international trade law