Pearl Eliadis is a human right lawyer, lecturer and author. Her practice focuses on international human rights law, and includes
national institutions (mainly human rights, ombudsperson and transitional justice institutions), democratic governance, and strategic advice to organizations on public interest litigation. An Oxford graduate and three-time alumna of McGill, Pearl has twenty years experience in human rights, and has been retained by multilateral institutions and civil society organizations, including the United Nations, the European Commission, international consortia, and NGOs on a wide range of human rights matters. She has a special interest in gender equality and human rights approaches to addressing violence against women.

Pearl Eliadis is designated by the UNDP as a Human Rights Expert and and expert in 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 a full member of the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism.

In 2013, Pearl was appointed President of the Quebec Bar Association's Advisory Committee on Human Rights.

Pressing for social justice at the community, national and international levels, she has served as president and on the board of a leading Canadian women's shelter and anti-violence organization, working with immigrant and ethnic minority women. Pearl has received several awards for her work, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Canada 125 Medal.

Country Working Experience
Canada, China, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tajikistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Timor Leste.

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