Pearl Eliadis is a lawyer in private practice in Montreal.
Her practice focuses on human rights, national institutions (human rights, ombuds and transitional justice), and democratic governance. She also provides strategic advice to organizations on public interest litigation.
She studied at McGill and Oxford, and has twenty years experience in human rights. Clients include the United Nations, the European Commission, international consortia, and NGOs. She has an interest in gender equality, addressing violence against girls and women, in economic, social and culturual rights.
Designated by the UNDP as a Human Rights Expert, Pearl is also on its roster for Rapid Responses in Crisis Prevention and Recovery.
She teaches Civil Liberties at McGill's Faculty of Law and has published extensively on human rights and equality law. She is affiliated with the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism. In 2013, she was appointed President of the Quebec Bar Association's Advisory Committee on Human Rights.
Pearl has received several awards for her work, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Canada 125 Medal.
Her recent book, Speaking Out on Human Rights: Debating Canada's Human Rights System, was published by McGill-Queen's University Press in 2014.
Country Working Experience
Canada, China, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tajikistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Timor Leste.