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Key Mandates

Strategic legal and public policy advice for public interest organizations, human rights institutions, governments, multilateral organizations and civil society organizations. Mandates include: 
  • Evaluation of a human rights research program in an Afghanistan public policy NGO for a European entity  
  • Co-writer and researcher of a major UN study on access to justice for women (UN Women)
  • Development of a global assessment tool for the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions for the capacity assessment of human rights commissions and ombudsperson institutions (UNDP) 
  • Advice to UNDP and a Sudanese entity on the strategic orientation and legal status of the national human rights institution 
  • Policy advice and proposals for Canadian human rights institutions 
  • Retained by a multilateral entity to assess Sri Lanka's compliance with international human rights law
  • Advice to a Canadian entity on human rights norms and health & safety standards for internal migrant workers in China
  • Drafting human rights legislation and holding national consultations for the establishment of a national human rights institution in Tajikistan
  • Selected by EU to evaluate law reform project on access to justice (Nepal)
  • Member of the legal team supporting the intervenor African Canadian Legal Clinic before the Supreme Court of Canada in the 2013 Whatcott case.

Drafted specialized human rights publications for the UN and NGOs on national human rights institutions, ombudsman institutions, NHRIs and on gender equality and economic, social and cultural rights (See Selected Publications). 
Retained in 2009-2012 to carry out a comparative study of good practices and challenges for NHRIs to strengthen women's rights and gender equality in OSCE participating States. (See Selected Publications)


Extensive experience in strategic and operational planning for national human rights institutions, ombudsperson institutions and transitional justice institutions in several countries in Africa and Asia.

Pearl Eliadis has more than a decade of global experience in evaluative work and capacity assessment in national institutions and in legal reform.