Pearl Eliadis is a human rights lawyer and practitioner who has successfully led complex, global projects on national human rights institutions, capacity assessment, and women’s rights with institutional and multilateral clients. With more than twenty years’ experience, Pearl has undertaken in-country human rights assessments and has been retained by institutional and multilateral clients. She has worked in China, Ethiopia, Nepal, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tajikistan and Timor Leste.
She serves as adjunct professor at McGill University’s Faculty of Law, and is cross-appointed to the Max Bell School where she is a member of the Teaching Faculty.
She is a full member of the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism and serves on several non-profit and advisory boards. She has been President of the Quebec Bar Association’s working group on Human Rights and Diversity and has published extensively on human rights and governance issues. Her monograph, Speaking Out on Human Rights: Debating Canada’s Human Rights System, was named one of the best books in 2014, winning the Huguenot Society of Canada Award for freedom of expression and conscience. In 2017, she was named senior fellow of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights and a Human Rights Changemaker by Equitas. She was a Visitng Scholar at Queen’s University in Fall 2020.
Quebec Bar Association
Law Society of Ontario
Speaking Out on Human Rights: Debating Canada’s Human Rights System (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014). Winner of the 2015 Huguenot Society of Canada Award (Ontario Historical Society) for the best publication in the last three years on freedom of expression and freedom of conscience.