Pearl Eliadis is a lawyer in private practice based in Montreal. With more than 20 years' experience in human rights law and public policy, and works extensively with civil society organizations, social movements, and human rights institutions. Areas of practice include human rights, national human rights institutions, public interest litigation, and democratic governance.
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, UN Women and the European Commission.
She has also worked with civil society organizations and social justice movements, and has received several awards for her community engagement.
A graduate of McGill and Oxford, Pearl has degrees in common law and civil law and teaches Civil Liberties at McGill University's Faculty of Law. She is a full member of 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.
Pearl has published extensively in human rights an public policy. Her book, Speaking Out on Human Rights: Debating Canada's Human Rights System, was named one of the best books 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.