Pearl Eliadis is a lawyer in private practice in Montreal.

Her practice is mainly international, working with multilateral organizations such as the UN, the European Commission, international consortia, and civil society organizations on human rights, rule of law, social justice, and national institutions. She also provides strategic advice on public interest litigation.

She has a particular interest in minority rights issues, gender equality, and addressing violence against girls and women. 

Designated by the UNDP as a Human Rights Expert, Pearl is also on its roster for 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 affiliated with the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism.

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

Pearl has received several awards for her work, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Canada 125 Medal.

Her recent book, Speaking Out on Human Rights: Debating Canada's Human Rights System, was published by McGill-Queen's University Press in 2014.

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