Selected Publications

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BOOKS 

Speaking Out on Human Rights: Debating Canada's Human Rights System (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014). A critical analysis of the rhetoric and reality surrounding Canada's human rights commissions and tribunals - Canada's most contested administrative agencies. Winner of the 2015 Huguenot Society of Canada Award for freedom of expression and freedom of conscience. 100 Best books of 2015 (Hill Times). 
Reviews
"The book is broad in its overview and impressive in what it accomplishes. Eliadis succeeds brilliantly in what she sets out to accomplish at the book's commencement: to examine pervasive criticism of the systems and to refocus the policy debate on the principles of equality, independence, impartiality and competence." Grace Washuk, 78 Sask Law Review 427 (2015)

"It is a signal potential benefit of Speaking Out on Human Rights is that by sweeping aside the cartoonish posturing and name calling that have defaced much of the overheated attack on the Canadian Human Rights System, it may make possible nuanced and credible discussions aimed at improving that system and may lead to a better understanding of the human rights the system is meant to protect." Mark J. Freiman, "Analysis v. Polemic: A Scholarly Defence of Canada's Human Rights Regime", Literary Review of Canada, December 2014).

“... the leading reference text on human rights law in Canada. It is comprehensive in its review of the law and, at the same time, it is an engaging narrative that explores the most divisive human rights issues in the country. It is an essential book for any scholar or practitioner in the human rights field in Canada.” Dominique Clément, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Alberta. Author of Equality Deferred: Sex Discrimination and British Columbia's Human Rights State 1953-84 



Eliadis, Furubo & Jacob, Evaluation: Seeking Truth or Power? (Transaction Publishers, N.J., 2011) 

Eliadis, Hill & Howlett, Designing Government: From Instrument Choice to Governance (Montreal, Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2005)

Cotler & Eliadis, eds, International Human Rights Law: Theory and Practice (Montreal: Canadian Human Rights Foundation, 1992).


ENCYLOPEDIA ENTRIES

Pearl Eliadis & Ken Norman, “Human Rights”, The Canadian Encyclopedia, June 25, 2014 

ARTICLES AND BOOK REVIEWS


Forthcoming. “Too Many Rights?” in Dominique Clément. Ed. Rights Inflation and the Crisis of Canada’s Rights Culture. (Wilfrid Laurier University Press (2018).

Book Review, The Idea of a Human Rights Museum, Karen Busby, Adam Muller, and Andrew Woolford, eds. University of Manitoba Press. x 376. $27.95. University of Toronto Quarterly. 86. 248-250. 10.3138/utq.86.3.248.

« Interculturalim, Gender and Islam in Quebec» in Fortier and Monqid. Eds., Corps des femmes et espaces genrés (Paris : Karthala, 2017).

Social Justice and Human Rights: "What will become of the pan-Canadian consensus?" Policy Options. September 9, 2015 

"Rethinking the Role of Human Rights Commissions and Tribunals:Recent Developments" in Barreau du Québec, Tribunal des droits de la Personne, 25 ans d'experience en matière d'égalité (Montreal: Éditions Yvon Blais, 2015) 

"Dismantling democracy: Stifling debate and dissent for civil society and Indigenous peoples" in Teresa Healy and Stewart Trew (eds) The Harper Record 2008-2015 (Ottawa: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, 2015)  

Book Review: Dominique Clément Equality Deferred: Sex Discrimination and British Columbia’s Human Rights State, 1953–84. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2014, 332 pp. Canadian Journal of Law and Society / Revue Canadienne Droit et Société, Available on CJO 2015 doi:10.1017/cls.2015.30

"Human Rights Systems: Are They Fair?" in Day, Lamarche and Norman (eds), 14 Arguments in Favour of Human Rights Institutions (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2014).
"Canada's Clash of Culturalisms" in François Crépeau and Colleen Sheppard, eds., Human Rights in Diverse Societies (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2013).
"Human Rights Tribunals and Direct Access to Adjudication: A New Generation of Human Rights Protection?" in Le Tribunal des droits de la personne & Barreau du Québec

Access to a specialized human rights tribunal: An urgent nee
d to act in Quebec? (Cowansville: Éditions Yvon Blais, 2008).

"Diversity and Equality: The Vital Connection" Banting et al. (ed.) 
Belonging? Diversity, Recognition and Shared Citizenship in Canada (Montreal: IRPP, 2007).

"Mot de synthése" in Jézéquel (éd.) La justice à l’épreuve de la diversité culturelle (Cowansville: Yvon Blais: 2007)

"Developments in Human Rights and Remedies: A Canadian Perspective" in La Charte des droits et libertés de la personne : Pour qui et jusque où ? (Yvon Blais: Cowansville, Québec, 2005).

"Inscribing Charter Values in the Policy Process" (2006) 33 Sup.Ct. Law Rev. (2d) 229.

"Inscribing Charter Values in Policy Processes" in Sheila McIntrye & Sanda Rodgers, Diminishing Returns: Inequality and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Toronto: LexisNexis, 2006).

Book Review: "Human Rights of Women: National and International Perspectives" 34 Alta. L. Rev. 485 (1996).

"The Swing from Singh" (1995) 26 Imm. L.R. 130.


CO-WRITTEN ARTICLES 

2006. Eliadis & Lemaire, “Evaluating Knowledge about the Instruments of Government: The Canadian Federal Experience” in From Studies to Streams: Managing Evaluative Systems (Transaction Publishers: New Jersey)

2000. Eliadis & Khawja, “From the Exception to the Rule: Evolution of Women’s Human Rights in the Supreme Court of Canada” Canadian Issues/Thèmes canadiens.



REPORTS 

2016. Technical Report: Global Principles for the Capacity Assessment of National Human Rights Institutions (UNDP, OHCHR, Global Alliance for NHRIs). Writer and researcher. 

2014. The Shrinking Space for Dissent in Canada" Written Statement (Lawyers Rights Watch Canada) Written submission to the 26th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council -- Interactive Dialogue Agenda Item 3 – Freedom of Expression.

2013."Silencing Voices and Dissent in Canada" in CIVICUS 2013 State of Civil Society Report (lead author). 

2011. National Security and Human Rights (Ottawa, Canadian Human Rights Commission, 2011) How human rights law shapes federal government
accountability for reporting and data collection on national security
 
Poverty and Exclusion: Normative Approaches to Policy Research, Policy Research Initiative (Ottawa: Privy Council Office, 2004). (Policy Horizons)


TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS AND HANDBOOKS


2012. OSCE. Handbook for National Human Rights Institutions on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (lead writer and researcher)

2010. Framework for Documenting Equality Rights (Ottawa: Canadian Human Rights Commission). P. Eliadis & J. Dwyer

2010. UNDP-OHCHR Toolkit for Collaboration with National Human Rights Institutions 

2010. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, National Human Rights Institutions: History, Roles and Responsibilities (Professional Training Series No. 4) (New York and Geneva: United Nations)(researcher & writer, 2010 revisions)


EDITORIAL

Occasional reviewer, 

Editor, Democracy Dissent and the Law Research Network (2013 - ) 

Editor, Charter and Litigation Journal (Federated Press, 1994-2016)

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