Pearl  Eliadis is a human rights lawyer in private practice in Montreal. She has successfully led complex, global projects dealing with national human rights institutions, capacity assessment, and women’s rights, as well as in-country in missions to China, Ethiopia, Nepal, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tajikistan and Timor Leste.  With more than twenty years’ experience in human rights law and public policy, Pearl has been retained by institutional and multilateral clients, including human rights commissions and tribunals, NGOs, the United Nations, and the European Commission. 

Pearl is Adjunct Professor at McGill’s Faculty of Law and is affiliated with the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism. She is extensively involved in Canadian civil society organizations. 

Pearl is President of the Quebec Bar Association’s Human Rights Committee and has has published extensively on human rights and governance issues.  Her book, Speaking Out on Human Rights: Debating Canada's Human Rights System, was named one of the best books in 2014, and won the 2015 Huguenot Society of Canada Award for freedom of expression and conscience (Ont. Historical Society). 

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

Bar admission 
Quebec, Ontario

Pearl Eliadis' Blog about developments in human rights law