Pearl Eliadis

A Human Rights Lawyer, Speaker, Writer and Lecturer

About Pearl Eliadis

An award-winning human-rights lawyer, Pearl Eliadis works with international Organizations, governments, NGOs and institutional clients from her Montreal-based practice. A member of the Quebec and Ontario Bars, Ms. Eliadis has also appeared before the Federal Court of Canada, Quebec’s Superior Court and the Quebec and Federal Courts of Appeal.

Pearl Eliadis commands significant experience in public and government administration, having held senior positions in the Ontario and federal Canadian governments, as well as senior advisory positions in the United Nations. She has worked on U.N. democratic governance initiatives in Iraq, Rwanda, Timor Leste, and Tajikistan, civil liberties issues in Sri Lanka, and law reform projects in Nepal. She has published widely on national human rights institutions and has served on the editorial board of the journal Charter and Human Rights Litigation for more than a decade.

Pearl Eliadis has received several awards for her international and community service work, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal,the Canada 125 Medal and the Woman of Distinction award from La Fondation Y des femmes de Montréal. She teaches law at McGill University, and is a full member of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism.

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