Dr Saeed Al Ghafli is an Adjunct Professor at the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy (AGDA), specialising in public law and research. With over 33 years of experience in the UAE government, Dr Al Ghafli brings extensive expertise in teaching, research, and policy formulation related to human rights, human trafficking, gender issues, and political participation.
He received his MPhil and PhD degrees in Constitutional Law from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK, following his graduation from the Dubai Police Academy with a bachelor's degree in Law and Police Sciences. He also completed the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Program for Leadership Development.
Throughout his career, Dr Al Ghafli has held notable positions, including serving as the Secretary General of the National Human Rights Institution and Assistant Undersecretary at the Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs. He has actively contributed to research and policymaking, addressing topics such as racial discrimination, human rights, and the elimination of discrimination against women.
Dr Al Ghafli has extensive lecturing experience and has delivered presentations at conferences, workshops, and other forums on topics including the UAE's election system, human rights, national strategies to combat human trafficking, and the country's political system. He has taught numerous subjects, including political systems, constitutional law, administrative law, judicial review of constitutionality, and international human rights law.
As an accomplished academic, Dr Al Ghafli has authored several publications, including his PhD thesis titled "Judicial Review of the Constitutionality in the UAE: A Priori or A Posteriori Review - A Comparative Study." His published works also cover subjects such as judicial review of constitutionality, international human rights law, and political participation in the UAE.