Leïla Choukroune is a Professor of International Law at and Director of the University of Portsmouth Thematic Area in Democratic Citizenship.

Her research focuses on the interactions between international trade and investment law, human rights, development studies, jurisprudence, and social theory. For the past 20 years, it has been applied to the Global South in India, South Asia, China, and East Africa, in particular.

Choukroune has published numerous scientific articles, book chapters, and journal special issues in English, French, Spanish, and Chinese, and she has authored more than 10 books, including recently Judging the State in International Trade and Investment Law (2016), Exploring Indian Modernities (2018), Adjudicating Businesses in India (2020), and International Economic Law (2020).

She is the Editor of the Springer book series International Law and the Global South and the Routledge book series Human Rights, Citizenship and the Law. She is also Associate Editor of the Manchester Journal of International Economic Law and a member of the editorial boards of the leading peer-reviewed journals China Perspectives and Perspectives Chinoises. She is currently working on the creation of the Journal in International Law and Development with a Global South Orientation. She regularly publishes in the global media and has given a large number of interviews about her research and its impact.

Last Updated: March 9, 2021



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