Pearl Eliadis is a human rights lawyer in private practice, based in Montreal. With more than 20 years' experience in law and public policy. She works extensively with civil society organizations, social movements and with human rights institutions. Her practice is mainly advisory and areas of research interest include human rights commissions and tribunals (national human rights institutions), public interest litigation, and the interconnections between human rights and democratic governments.
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, and the European Commission. She has also worked with NGOs and social justice movements.
A graduate of McGill and Oxford, Pearl teaches Civil Liberties at the Faculty of Law at McGill University and is affiliated with the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism.
In 2013, she was appointed President of the Quebec Bar Association's Advisory Committee on Human Rights.
Her book, Speaking Out on Human Rights: Debating Canada's Human Rights System, was named one of the best books published 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.