About

Pearl Eliadis is a member of the Quebec and Ontario Bar associations and conducts a human rights law practice from her office based in Montreal. 

With more than 20 years' experience in human rights law and public policy, Pearl has been retained by institutional and multilateral clients,
including the United Nations Development Programme, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Women 
and the European Commission. 

She also works extensively with civil society organizations, social movements, and human rights institutions. 

Areas of practice include equality law, civil and political rights, access to justice, and democratic governance.  

A graduate of McGill and Oxford, Pearl has degrees in common law and civil law and teaches Civil Liberties at McGill University's Faculty of Law. She is a full member of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism.  

She is President of the Quebec Bar Association's Human Rights Committee. 

Pearl has published extensively in human rights an public policy. Her book, Speaking Out on Human Rights: Debating Canada's Human Rights System, was named one of the best books in 2014 by the Hill Times and won the 2015 Huguenot Society of Canada Award for freedom of expression and conscience. 

In-country working experience
Canada, China, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tajikistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Timor Leste.

Bar admission

Quebec, Ontario

RightsBlog: Pearl Eliadis' Blog about developments in human rights law