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Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law and Max Bell School of Public Policy, McGill University

Pearl Eliadis is a human rights lawyer, educator and author, with an interest in equality rights, civil liberties, and women’s rights who has worked with institutional and multilateral clients, in China, Ethiopia, Nepal, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tajikistan and Timor Leste, as well as in Canada.

She is an adjunct professor at McGill University's Faculty of Law and is cross-appointed to the Max Bell School of Public Policy where she Is an associate member and serves as member of the teaching faculty. She is a full member of the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism and has been appointed three times as President of the Quebec Bar Association’s Human Rights and Diversity Committee and specialized working group. In addition to human rights, her areas of interest and research include civil society, public policy, and organizational evaluation and assessment. Her 2014 monograph Speaking Out on Human Rights: Debating Canada’s Human Rights System (McGill-Queen’s University Press) won the Huguenot Society of Canada Award for freedom of expression and conscience.


  • 2006–present
    Human rights lawyer, Eliadis Law Office
  • 2020–present
    Visiting Scholar, Queen’s University
  • –present
    Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law; cross-appointed to the Max Bell School of Public Policy, McGill University


  • 1986 
    University of Oxford , BCL (Oxon.)
  • 1985 
    McGill University , LLB, B.C.L.

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Barreau du Quebec
  • Member of the Law Society of Ontario


Canada 125 Medal (Governor General of Canada); Queen ELizabeth II DIamond Jubilee Medal; Woman of DistInction (YWCA 2006) “Human RIghts Changemaker” (Equitas, 2017); Huguenot Society of Canada Award (Ont. Historical Society, 2014); Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (Governor General of Canada, 2012); Woman of the Year (Montreal Council of Women, 2006), Canada 125 Commemorative Medal (Governor General of Canada)