Pearl conducts a human rights law practice based in Montreal. With more than twenty years'experience in human rights law and public policy, Pearl has been retained by institutional and multilateral clients, including national human rights institutions, the United Nations, and the European Commission.
A graduate of McGill and Oxford, Pearl has degrees in common law and civil law, and lectures at McGill University's Faculty of Law. She is a full member of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism.
Pearl was appointed President of the Quebec Bar Association's Human Rights Committee in 2013 and was
re-appointed in 2016.
Pearl has published extensively in human rights and public policy. 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.
In-country working experience
Canada, China, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tajikistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Timor Leste.