Ricardo A. Sunga III is a member and former chair-rapporteur of the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, a special procedure of the UN Human Rights Council. He has formed part of UN country fact-finding missions to Italy, United States of America, Canada, Germany, Spain, Argentina and Ecuador. As chair-rapporteur of the Working Group, he has addressed the UN Human Rights Council and Third Committee of the UN General Assembly. He has taken part in thematic studies of the Working Group on issues of racism, racial discrimination, xenphobia and related intolerance against people of African descent, including studies of women and children of African descent, and other cases of multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination. Ricardo is a tenured associate processor of international human rights law and chair of political law at the De La Salle University College of Law in the Philippines. He is a member of the Philippine Bar and has litigated human rights cases before various international and national courts and tribunals. He has been published widely in the area of international human rights law.