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Secretary General

Dr. Saeed Al Ghfeli

Secretary General
President's Decision No. (24) of 2021 regarding the appointment of the Secretary-General of the NHRI UAE.


Dr.Saeed Al Ghfeli was appointed the Secretary-General of the NHRI, with the rank of ‘Under Secretary’, as he used to hold the position of Assistant Under-Secretary in the Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs, and was a member of the Technical Committee for Legislation and Secretary of both the National Elections Committee and the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking, and a member of the Human Rights Committee at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

He obtained his Ph.D. in Constitutional Law from the University of Wales, the United Kingdom in 2000. He worked in the academic field teaching public law, constitutional law, and human rights issues. He also held various positions and had long experience working in government sectors. 

Al Ghfeli participated in the formulation of many public policies and programs related to human rights; combating human trafficking, gender equality issues, political participation, and the Federal National Council elections. He represented the country in many international forums and meetings of regional and international organisations, was a member of the Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission related to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and was elected as its head in 2021.