Dominique Day is the Chair of the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, a fact-finding body mandated by the UN Human Rights Council to investigate and report on the situation of people of African descent globally. She is a human rights attorney who also leads DAYLIGHT | Rule of Law • Access to Justice • Advocacy, an access to justice platform. Internationally, her policy and capacity-building work focuses heavily on racial justice. She has extensive criminal and civil litigation experience on behalf of individuals and communities within the Black diaspora, including in post-conflict and transitional States. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.
Expertise: Democracy, Populism & Domestic Politics; Gender Equality; Global Governance; Human Rights; International Law; Migration