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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, Canadian human rights institutions, and has worked in China, Ethiopia, Nepal, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tajikistan and Timor Leste.

She serves as adjunct professor at McGill University's Law Faculty and is a member of the Teaching Faculty at the Max Bell School of Public Policy. She  is a full member of the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism and serves on several non-profit and advisory boards. Pearl also serves as President of the Quebec Bar Association’s Human Rights and Diversity Committee 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 a Human Rights Changemaker by Equitas.