Selected Publications

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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, Huguenot Society of Canada Award for freedom of expression and freedom of conscience. 100 Best books of 2014 (Hill Times).


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). 


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


2021. “Mind the Gaps: Integrating Human Rights and Sustainable Development Goals into Evaluation Practice” in  Markus Palenberg and Arne Paulson, eds The Realpolitik of Evaluation: Why Demand and Supply rarely Intersecti (New York: Routledge)

2020. Issue 16: ”Social distancing and civil liberties” Policy for Pandemics Series (Max Bell School of Public Policy)

2020. Policy Briefing “Public Liberties and Emergency Powers” (Max Bell School of Public Policy) 

2019. “All that Glitters: What Corporate Social Responsibility is NotLiterary Review of Canada (November).  

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

2017. Boo 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. 

2017. "Interculturalism, Gender and Islam in Quebec", in Fortier and Monqid, eds., Corps des femmes et espaces genrés (Paris : Karthala, 2017).

2015. 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 QuébecAccess to a specialized human rights tribunal: An urgent need to act in Quebec? (Cowansville: Éditions Yvon Blais, 2008).

"Diversity and Equality: The Vital Connection" in 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.


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.


2019. “Cameroon’s Unfolding Catastrophe: Evidence of Human Rights Violations and Crimes against Humanity in the Anglophone Regions of Cameroon” (June 3, 2019) Published by the Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa and the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.17072.81929  (co-writer and project co-lead)

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

2006. Poverty and Exclusion: Normative Approaches to Policy Research, Policy Research Initiative (Ottawa: Privy Council Office, 2004). (Policy Research Initiative)


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)


PKI Global Justice Journal, Queens University  

Democracy Dissent and the Law Research Network (2013 -2020 )  


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